Plateau State Governor-elect, Caleb Mutfwang has taken a deliberate step towards harnessing and resuscitating energy potentials in the state with the hope of revamping economic opportunities for the prosperity of the citizens.
In a strategic session with the Director General of Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN), Prof. Eli Bala, and the management staff of the commission, the Governor-elect emphasized the need to harness Plateau’s energy potentials, especially in the areas of renewable energy, small hydro, solar energy, wind farms, and biomass for economic productivity.
Mutfwang explained that the gesture would improve energy balance and demand of Plateau state; increase productivity and manpower development, strengthen security architecture, and sustainable economic growth and development in the state.
The team reached a consensus on a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with official referrals to country representatives of international partners such as United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), who are expected to invest in Plateau, through the Global Environment Facility (GEF) domiciled in their organizations.
Bala expressed delight over the meeting, assuring that the Commission would partner with the state to improve its energy for economic growth.
He also gave the commitment of the Commission towards sending a technical team to the state, immediately after the inauguration on May 29th, 2023 to begin the actualization phase of the proposals.