The Federal government has been advised by United States to create an enabling environment for big private companies to invest in the power sector.
The US Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle opined that this is the solution to the epileptic power situation in the country.
Entwistle disclosed this on Wednesday, during a visit to the Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, in Abuja.
He advocated for stronger private sector participation in the energy industry.
“What we have done in nuclear energy in the past with Nigeria has been related to safety and we are very committed to increase the power sector through our Power Africa Programme. That comes with increasing generation through the private sector,” he said.
“The U.S would want to see what the minister has in mind specifically. Anything that he sends to us we shall look at it with great interest and see what is possible that can be done as fast as possible.”
The envoy said it is important for Nigeria to collaborate with the U.S government and tap from their experience and technology and boost trade cooperation among African countries.