In a bid to harness the potentials of Plateau State and attract strategic investments and donor funded projects, Plateau State Governor-elect Caleb Mutfwang, on Friday, visited the management of the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN), at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.
At the meeting, Mutfwang who had a strategic session with the ECN Director-General, Professor Eli Bala and top management staff, emphasized on the need to harness Plateau’s energy potentials especially in the areas of renewable energy, small hydro, solar energy, wind farms, and biomass.
The Governor-elect opined that the initiative would improve the energy balance and demand of Plateau State, increase productivity, and improve manpower development, security, and sustainable economic development.
A positive outcome of the meeting was a draft memorandum of understanding agreed upon, 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 State, through the Global Environment Facility (GEF) domiciled in their organizations.
In his response, Prof. Bala assured Mutfwang that the Commission would partner with the state to improve its energy potentials for economic growth.
He expressed the commitment of the Commission towards sending a technical team to the state immediately after inauguration on May 29th, 2023 to begin the actualization phase of the lofty proposals.