US, Enugu state discuss on-going $700m solar plant project


The Foreign Commercial Service of the United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria concluded a four-day outreach to Enugu State that focused on expanding commercial ties between the U.S. and Nigeria, especially the South-east geo-political zone, ThisDay reports.

During the outreach which took place between April 4 and 7, a team of trade and commercial specialists from the U.S. Mission to Nigeria, led by Commercial Counselor Brent Omdahl, held meetings with Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, state commissioners, and other senior cabinet-level officials on trade opportunities which would contribute to mutual prosperity and job growth for both countries.

A statement from the Information Office, Public Affairs Section (PAS), U.S. Consulate General in Lagos said that Governor Ugwuanyi and Commercial Counselor Omdahl discussed U.S. investments in Enugu State, including the on-going $700 million Motir DuSable solar plant project in the Nachi community of Udi local government area. The US officials said “At full capacity, the solar plant will add 300 Megawatts to the national grid.”