UK Companies Set To Reduce Energy Poverty, Invests £60m In Power Sector

Innovate UK KTN, Global Alliance Africa Project, a United Kingdom-funded knowledge-based program has invested £60m on over 360 electricity projects in Africa.

The Regional Lead by the Global Alliance Africa, Sophie West, said this at the Energy Catalyst Briefing, launch and brokerage event in Abuja.
West said in a statement, “The Energy Catalyst, which is a program aimed at accelerating the innovations needed to end energy poverty on the continent, is one of the UK’s biggest energy access focused grant funding initiatives, having invested more than £60 million in over 360 projects in eight different rounds.”

She said the program is funded by the UK’s Ayrton Fund, part of the UK’s International Climate Finance commitments, and also investment from the Foreign Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO), as part of the Transforming Energy Access (TEA) Platform, and the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

While appreciating the UK government for its contributions, the Managing Director of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Ahmad Salihijo said that every country has its energy challenges and that Nigeria’s efforts are currently targeted at closing the gap across the nation.

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I Can’t Live The Flashy Life Of Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar-Sadio Mane Says Footballers Who Live Glamorous Life Irritate Him


The Senegalese and Liverpool forward, “Sadio Mane” said he can’t live the flashy life like other of his colleagues do. He has distanced himself from the glamorous lifestyle lived by some footballers.

Mane is a hardworking player who had scored 12 Premier League goals this season, says he prefers being humble, living a simple life and credits his upbringing for his humility.

He made the statement in a recent interview. He even said he follows Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar on social media, but ‘that’s enough’ for him, but that certain values hold by some footballers ‘irritate’ him.

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Speaking to L’Equipe, Mane said:
“I don’t want to give the impression that I’m a very critical person, but it’s true that there are values ??in football that irritate me a little compared to the upbringing I had.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar
“But instead of criticising, I prefer to distance myself. The main thing is not to change, and I believe I didn’t. For a boy who comes from a small town, it’s a great victory”.

Mane was also asked whether if he’d like to live like Neymar or Cristiano Ronaldo, to which he replied and said:

“No! I follow them on social networks and that’s enough. I love the incredible life they lead, but I don’t think it’s for me.”

However, the 29-year-old also confirmed that his biggest dream in football would be to win the World Cup along with his home country.

‘[Win] the World Cup with Senegal,’
Mane said.
“First you have to guarantee qualification, but I want to believe in crazy projects, and winning the competition with my country is one of them. Gold every year.”


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