The Minister of State, Power, Goddy Jedy-Agba, has said Nigeria is willing to explore areas of partnership with South Korea to address its energy challenges.
The Minister stated this on Tuesday when he received a delegation led by the President of Korea-Africa Foundation, His Excellency, Lyeo Woon-ki in his office in Abuja.
Jedy-Agba said learning from Korea experience and seeking areas of cooperation to address the nation’s energy problems were appealing for the government of President Mohammadu Buhari to explore.
He explained that because Nigeria is committed to the United Nations’plan to transform global energy sector from fossil-based to zero carbon by 2060, the current administration is investing heavily in renewable energy sector.
The minister said: “We are happy to receive you to Nigeria. Nigeria is a great country, and we are open to partnerships and cooperations that will help us improve in different sectors.
“Korea and Nigeria have good working relationship in different sectors of our economy. In the power sector, we have many Korea organizations we’re working with to address our power challenges. We’re hoping that this visit will open up more opportunities for us to strengthen our ties”.
Earlier, Woon-ki said the purpose of his visit was to familiarize with the ministry, and to have an insight into the power sector with a view to exploring possible areas of partnership.