Nigeria: The executive vice chairman of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Mohammed Haruna said that Nigeria will work closely with China for the production of Nigerian-made transformers.
Haruna, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said that the aim of the partnership is to put an end to the power supply challenge in the country.
Haruan said that the partnership with the Chinese government will witness the setting up of a factory in Nigeria for the production of transformers which will begin in 2020. The partnership would see more than $307.5 M dollars used to implement three main projects critical to addressing Nigeria’s power needs, namely: electric power transformer production as well as the establishment of both a high voltage testing laboratory and the setting up of solar cell production facility (phase one and phase two). According to Haruan, 60 Nigerian engineers and technicians are currently undergoing training in China to gain knowledge on transformer technology, production, installation, and maintenance.