Power Minister Leads Nigerian Delegation to German-African Energy Forum
By Ikenna Omeje
The Minister of Power, Engr Sale Mamman, is currently leading the Nigerian delegation alongside the Nigerian Ambassador to Germany, Yusuf Tuggar, to attend the 14th German-African Energy Forum in Hamburg, Germany.
Mamman who disclosed this via his social media handles said, “I am leading the Nigerian delegation alongside our host H.E Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar to attend the 14th German-African Energy Forum in Hamburg, Germany.
“This year’s forum is focused on Smart, Green & Inclusive Economic Transformation through Energy in Africa.
“One of the focal points of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Power sector Agenda involves economic transformation through clean, efficient, renewable and sustainable sources of Energy. So we are very well pleased to be participating here alongside Power Ministers from across the continent.
“We are grateful to the German Government and it’s partners for making this possible.”
The theme of this year’s Forum, which is being hosted by the German-African Business Association, is, “Regaining Momentum: Africa’s Energy leading to a Smart, Green & Inclusive Economic Transformation.”
The 14th German-African Energy Forum is scheduled to hold from June 1-2, and will be a platform to discuss trends occasioned by Covid-19 pandemic, promote innovative approaches and host the future of German-African energy partnerships.
“The economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and the ongoing digital transformation of economies need a green, smart and quick response from the energy sector. Power generation is still one of the main enablers for inclusive economic growth in Africa.
“During the pandemic, the 14th German-African Energy Forum will therefore continue to be a platform to discuss trends, promote innovative approaches and host the future of German-African Energy partnerships. To unlock the full potential of the well-established forum and the opportunities of digitalization, the 14th edition of the conference will be held as a hybrid event, embedded in the German-African Energy Days 2021, the first of its kind events series with five days of program all-around energy in Africa with a focus on the cooperation with Germany & Europe,” German-African Business Association stated on its website.