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US ambassador hosts power minister to dinner in Abuja

says US willing to partner with Nigeria on ongoing reforms in the power sector

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard, on Thursday night, hosted the Minister of Power Engr. Sale Mamman to a dinner at her residence in Abuja.

Present at the dinner were the Managing Director of the Rural Electrification Agency Engr. Ahmad Salihijo, the Director General of the Nigerian Bureau of Public Enterprises Mr. Alex A. Okoh, the Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission Engr. Sanusi Garba, among others.

Their discussions were centered across ongoing reforms in the Nigeria Power sector, recent achievements and legacy projects.

Ambassador Leonard who hails from the U.S State of Massachusetts spoke about how her State with a population of 7.5 million has a comparable energy base to that of the entire Federal Republic of Nigeria.

While commending the current strides in the Nigerian power sector, she spoke of the US willingness to partner with Nigeria on its ongoing reforms in the power sector.

The minister, while thanking her for the dinner, assured her of Nigeria’s preparedness to work together with the US towards building Africa’s largest and most vibrant power sector.

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