British High Commission, NDDC partner on clean energy

The British High Commission has said it will explore partnership with the Niger Delta Development Commission in order to attain renewable, clean energy and green infrastructure in the Niger Delta.

According to a statement on Saturday, the Second Secretary (Political) of the British High Commission, Abuja, Mr Hamish Tye, disclosed this during a delegation visit to the NDDC Managing Director, Dr Samuel Ogbuku, at the commission’s headquarters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Tye observed that the NDDC had shown commitment to realising sustainable development in the Niger Delta region through partnerships and collaborations with national and international development agencies.

He stated, “The attraction to the NDDC now is to explore the possibilities of collaboration. Given the work the NDDC is doing in the Niger Delta region, I believe a lot of partners would support its efforts more broadly. We would further explore partnerships with the NDDC, with a focus on renewable, clean energy and green infrastructure.”

Ogbuku told the delegation that the commission had made public-private partnership its focus to drive the development of the region.

He added, “We have visited several embassies and met with development partners and donor agencies. Partnership is one of the major ways to achieve sustainable development in the Niger Delta region and it is important that NDDC, as the driver of development in the region, stays at the forefront of ensuring that the right partnerships are made.”

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