Lagos state Governor Akinwunmi Ambode hosted the British Minister of State for Foreign Commonwealth Affairs and DFID, Mr. Grant Shapps and the British Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Ray Kyles, where he explained the readiness of the state to partner with them in the area of power supply.
Governor Ambode, who spoke at the Lagos House, lauded the intervention of the UK DFID through solar related energy in the state, expressing optimism that it would prove a viable energy alternative to more rural areas in the state.
Mr. Shapps noted that the economic possibilities that abound in the state coupled with its population make it one to reckon with.
He said: “There are a lot of exciting opportunities and that is why I’m so pleased to be with you and to make use of these opportunities.”
He also talked about his administration’s commitment to work with investors to provide power supply to various communities.
Governor Ambode who praised DFID for the benefits it has provided the state recently said:
“I am also one of the partakers of the programmes that DFID put together in the course of my earlier career.
” I just want to say that they have brought so many reforms and changes to Lagos state that we have partaken in.”