FG Inaugurates Monitoring Team for Execution of Siemens Deal

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Emmanuel Addeh

The federal government through the Minister of Power, Mr. Abubakar Aliyu, yesterday inaugurated the Project Management Office (PMO) under the Presidential Power Initiative (PPI) to oversee implementation of segments of the Siemens power deal.

Aliyu, who charged the new team to be up and doing in the discharge of their duties, informed the gathering that members were carefully selected based on competence and technical background.

The project was to provide power to Nigerians in three phases of 7,000MW, 11,000MW and 25,000MW under the federal government’s initiative to supply reliable power to the national grid.

The minister who chronicled the progress made so far, said the deal culminated in a signed agreement with the German technology firm, Siemens, under the former German Chancellor, Angela Merkel.

While explaining the composition of the members of the PMO, the minister said that independent experts were selected to be…



Source: Thisday Newspaper