The Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman disclosed on Wednesday to the State House correspondents that the Federal Ministry of Power has received the blessing of the Federal Executive Council as four of the contracts of the power ministry got approval.

The minister hinted that the supply and installation of a motorised portable hydraulic compressor for the Transmission Company of Nigeria in favour of Messrs Intern Equipment Nigeria Limited for $502,950 plus N15,800,000.

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He also stated that “The second approval was also received for the award of the contract for the supply and delivery of three sets of online partial discharge measurement and monitoring equipment for the TCN in favour of Messrs T and D Technology Limited in the sum of $874,800 offshore plus N240,100,000 onshore with a delivery period of nine months.

“The third approval was the award of the contract for the repairs of 100 MVA and four sets of 60 MVA 132/33 power transformers for TCN in favour of GT Engineering Limited in the sum of $661,220 offshore and N127,758,781 onshore with a delivery period of 12 months.”

According to him, approval was also granted for the contract for procurement of 10 sets of 330KV and 30 sets of 133KV circuit breaker for the TCN in favour of Horsepower Engineering Trading Limited in the sum of $502,719 plus N114,571,500 with a delivery period of six months.

On the other hand, the Minister of Environment, Mohammad Abubakar, said the council ratified an anticipatory approval received from the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) on the nation’s Nationally Determined Contribution, which is part of its commitment to the climate change pact.

He noted that Nigeria committed to cut greenhouse gas emission by 20 per cent as of last year and by 45 per cent in 2030.

“The Federal Ministry of Environment presented a memo today, seeking for the ratification of an anticipatory approval that we received from Mr President, on the submission of our primary Nationally Determined Contribution.

Responding to the question on whether Nigeria achieved the 20 per cent emission cut last year, Abubakar said, “Yes, we have. Since the ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in 2016 and even before then, the government has put in several interventions to deal with the issue of climate change.”