Nigeria is working with China for the production of Nigerian-made transformers by 2020.
The Executive Vice Chairman, National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure, NASENI Mohammed Haruna who made this known in Abuja, said that the aim of the partnership was to put an end to the power supply challenge in the country.
According to Haruna, the partnership with the Chinese government will witness the setting up of a factory in Nigeria for the production of transformers which will begin in 2020.
He said that on that score, the agency would look forward to launching made-in-Nigeria transformers soon.
He explained that the partnership would see more than 307.5 million dollars used to implement three main projects critical to addressing Nigeria’s power needs, namely: power transformer production, the establishment of both a High Voltage Testing Laboratory and the setting up of Solar cell Production Facility phase one and phase-2.