Nigeria secures $1.1m US grant for Abuja power plant

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The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) on Tuesday said it would provide about $1.1m for the feasibility study of a 1,350 megawatts power plant to be built in Abuja.

The agency made this disclosure at the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit 2020 in Abuja while signing an agreement with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

The corporation had last November announced the deal.

Acting Director, USTDA, Thomas Hardy, said the agency was looking to bringing on new power generation in Abuja.

NNPC will work with US firms, GE and Continuum Associates, the USTDA and NNPC Group Managing Director, Mele Kyari said.