Following a visit to the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Paul Arkwright, said the British Government would support power sector reform in Nigeria, Vanguard reports.

He said that the visit was to identify areas of collaboration with the Nigerian Government, especially in infrastructure and the power sector. He said that the idea was to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s agenda on diversification, adding that no meaningful progress could be made without an effective power sector.

The envoy said that the meeting was also for British companies to take advantage of the opportunities available in Nigeria’s power sector. He said that rural electrification was another issue discussed at the meeting with a view to using the UK’s expertise in solar energy to address the rural electrification problem in the country.