Abuja, Nigeria — 16 March 2012 – The Federal Government of Nigeria has signed a US$19 million renewable energy deal with Germany, according to a statement from the Ministry of National Planning Commission.
Minister of national planning Shamsuddeen Usman signed the agreement on behalf of Nigeria, while German head of division for Central/Western Africa and Madagascar Ute Heinbuch signed for Germany, allAfrica.com reports.
Speaking at the signing ceremony here, Usman said Nigeria would work closely with Germany in a bid to tap the alternative means of energy that Germany has.
The minister also described the relationship between Nigeria and Germany as a treasure, pointing out that international NGOs from Germany had been doing well in the country, and thus expressed the hope that the two countries would sustain the cooperation.
Heinbuch said that Germany was ready to help Nigeria generate energy through alternative means like solar and wind among others.
“The bi-national commission with Nigeria will be kick started in earnest. It will enhance co-operation between the two countries that will create a win-win situation,” she added.
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