COP 28: ECN Seals Tripartite Deal with Niger State, Global Wind Energy Council
The Director General of Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN), Dr. Mustapha Abdullahi, on sidelines of the ongoing Climate Change Summit in Dubai,
United Arab Emirates, yesterday signed a tripartite agreement with an energy consultant group, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Niger State Government
to promote cooperation on wind energy development in Niger State.
The collaboration agreement, which was facilitated by the Bridge Synergy, an international consultancy firm was signed by the Chief Executive
Officer of GWEC, Ben Backwell on behalf of the group, while His Excellency Governor Umar Bago signed on behalf of Niger State Government. Dr Mustapha Abdullahi
signed on behalf of the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN).
The three parties will collaborate to promote cooperation on wind energy development in Niger State, on the basis of mutual benefits to all
parties, part of which is the establishment of a Joint Implementation Committee on Renewable Energy Development (wind) consisting of suitable representatives
to be nominated by all Parties.
"While the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) will serve as the implementing agency, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) will provide research
and analysis on wind power development in Niger State, with the state as the case study.
The collaboration agreement shall be for a period of 5 years, unless terminated and may be extended for a further period of five years
upon re-negotiation by the Parties.
From left: Representative of GWEC CEO; Director General, ECN, Dr. Mustapha Abdullahi; Niger State Governor,
Hon. Mohammed Umaru Bago; CEO, Bridge Synergy, Ure Utah; Hon. Minister, Federal Ministry of Environment, Balarabe Abbas Lawal after the agreement was signed.
From left: Director General, ECN, Dr. Mustapha Abdullahi; Niger State Governor, Hon. Mohammed Umaru Bago;
CEO, Bridge Synergy, Ure Utah, signing the agreement