The Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology, Chief Uche Nnaji has announced the country’s readiness to forge partnerships with Hecate Global Renewables and other renewable energy firms. The aim is to propel the development and sustainability of Nigeria’s energy sector.
Nnaji emphasised that this collaboration is pivotal for advancing the nation’s industrialisation, fostering job creation, and driving the desired economic boom.
Nnaji conveyed this commitment during a courtesy visit by a delegation from Hecate Global Renewables (USA) in Abuja today. Aligning with the ‘Renewed Hope’ agenda of the administration, the minister highlighted that prioritising enhanced power generation would expedite the realisation of various renewable energy projects across the country.
Expressing the ministry’s preparedness to engage with Hecate Global Renewables, Nnaji emphasised their eagerness to kick-start projects within the sector. The director-general of the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN), Dr. Mustapha Abdullahi added that the International Renewable Energy Agency’s studies on solar energy would play a vital role in climate change mitigation and improve global health.
In support of this collaboration, the head of business development, sub-Saharan Africa at Hecate Global Renewables, Ms. Catharine Jimmy Mfere described the company as one of North America’s largest renewable energy and battery storage project developers. She highlighted their focus on owning, operating, and building utility-scale green generation and renewable energy projects in targeted growth markets.
In a statement by the ministry’s deputy director of press and public relations, Atuora Obed, Mfere stated that the company’s objective in Nigeria is to collaborate with the ministry. They aim to elevate the energy sector to meet global standards collectively. Mfere further shared that Hecate Global Renewables has successfully executed numerous projects in the United States and African countries, including Ghana, Sierra Leone and Zambia.
The collaboration between the Federal Government and Hecate Global Renewables signifies a strategic step towards a sustainable and robust energy sector, aligning with the government’s broader agenda for economic development and environmental responsibility.