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Lagos govt, USAID partner to train women in clean energy

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The Lagos State Government has partnered with the United States Agency for International Development to organize a training programme on clean energy solutions for women in the state and across Nigeria.

The Power Sector Programme, spearheaded by USAID’s Power Africa, held in Lagos recently at the Lagos State Electricity Board in Ikeja.

It is part of Power Africa’s Growing Green Jobs for Women in Nigeria programme, a statement said on Tuesday.

According to the statement, it will increase the participation of Lagos women in in Nigeria’s renewable energy sector.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Shola Shasore, said the training programme aligned with Lagos State government’s commitment to promoting gender equality and women’s economic empowerment.

“With women currently holding just eight per cent of energy sector jobs in Nigeria, programmes creating opportunities for women in technical roles are essential for an inclusive and sustainable future,” Shasore said.

She urged the trainees to utilize the knowledge from the programme to create positive change in their communities and encourage more women to pursue technical careers.

The Chief of Party of Power Africa Nigeria Power Sector Programme, Mr Tunde Gbajumo, said, “Closing the gender gap in energy sector jobs and leadership will accelerate Nigeria’s transition to sustainable power.”

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