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Chinese delegation declares interest to invest in power ....says the Commission is a steadfast umpire

25.03.14 - 12

The management of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission today hosted Chinese Trade and Investment delegation alongside their Nigerian partners.

The delegation comprised of technicians, who specialize in large scale design, manufacturing and installation of electrical equipments.

The Leader of the delegation, Yurin Qrian Jing of Jamet Cooperation, expressed the group’s desire to share their experience with China’s power development.


He stated that power is the foundation of economic development, noting that this is the moment to participate in power development in Nigeria. According to him, they are prepared to us their experience and advanced technology to support the development of Nigeria’s power industry.

“We have come to seek co-operation and offer our experience”, he said.

Another member of the team and Vice General Manager, China Shipping Industry Corporation, Liu Wen Lin, revealed that the corporation was into large scale manufacturing of electrical equipments for the power sector, with partners that are experts in nuclear power generation.

The group made a presentation of a prepaid meter that they said meets Nigeria’s specification and declared their readiness to collaborate in both the manufacturing and installation of meters, adding that the Commission has been most proactive in providing guidelines for metering codes and their specifications.

The Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Sam Amadi, in his response to the delegation, reiterated the fact that there is substantial space for expansion in the Nigerian power market and welcomed their commitment to join in.

He further advised them to apply for a meter license through the Commission’s website so that they could certified as manufacturers, vendors and if they meet the required criteria developed by the Commission, they can be assured of space in the reformed sector.

He stated that, “The regulator is here to make rules for the electricity market, while making the market hospitable for business”.

Dr. Usman Abba Arabi - Head, Public Affairs Department