The Managing Director of the Federal Government of Nigeria Power Company (FGN-Power), Kenny Anuwe led the government delegation to the Siemens company in Trento, Italy, where the devices were tested in front of them to ensure their quality.
The large transformers were bought by the current government’s under the ‘Presidential Power Initiative’, which is a plan that will include different stages of providing equipment to boost and stabilize the electricity supply across the country.
The Minister of Electricity, Engineer Abubakar D. Aliyu, said that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to solving the problem of electricity supply through the implementation of this Siemens contract, and the first step of the project is the installation of 10 mobile power substations and 10 transformers
Nigeria had on July 22, 2019, signed an Electricity Roadmap Agreement with Siemens for the generation and distribution of 11,000MW of electricity by 2023. The agreement followed a meeting President Muhammadu Buhari held with former German Chancellor Angela Merkel on August 31, 2018. During the signing of the agreement, Mr Buhari recalled the efforts by previous administrations to fix the nation’s energy problem. He, however, expressed the hope that the opportunity from Germany through Siemens was a good one that could provide the needed solution.