In Nigeria US embassy saves N20m on electricity charges

Entwistle made the disclosure on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Alumni Mentoring Series Earth Day Programme in Abuja.

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US Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle

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The US embassy in Nigeria has saved N20m in electricity charges, Ambassador James Entwistle revealed.

Entwistle made the disclosure on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Alumni Mentoring Series Earth Day Programme in Abuja.

“One area of ongoing concern is Nigeria’s power utility system. We are all frustrated by the sporadic power outages that negatively affect both our personal and professional lives,” the Ambassador said.

“Many Nigerian businesses and households are not lucky enough to have climate-friendly power backup systems, relying instead on inefficient diesel generators,” he added.

“Those generators are now estimated to form the largest block of Nigeria’s carbon dioxide emissions. Establishing a reliable, environmentally friendly electrical grid should remain a top Nigerian government priority,” Entwistle added.

He also noted that the poor electricity supply was hampering Nigeria’s economic development.

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