By Omolola Sodunke
Andrew Herscowitz , the program coordinator for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced that Power Africa, a USAID-funded energy initiative, plans to invest $1 billion into the Nigerian power sector to boost and sustain the production of consumable power generation.
In its efforts to strengthen power production in African countries, Power Africa has over time invested over $ 4 million into off grid solar energy production in sub-Saharan African countries, and about $6.5 million support in various activities in Nigeria’s power sector.
Mr Herscowitz announced the donation in Abuja at the Distribution Company’s workshop. He assured the country of USAID’s continued commitment in strengthening Nigeria’s power production and increasing electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa by contributing more than 30 Giga Watts to its current power rate-through the Power Africa initiative.
Nigeria continues to enjoy benefits from Power Africa an initiative which started under the administration of former US president, Barack Obama.