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Morocco and Nigeria sign a memorandum of understanding in electricity regulation

As part of the fruitful, sincere and fraternal dynamic partnership between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the National Electricity Regulatory Authority of Morocco (ANRE) and The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), on Monday 21*t November 2022, to promote cooperation in the field of electricity regulation.

This agreement is in line with the common vision shared between Morocco and Nigeria since the royal visit of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God Assist Him, to Nigeria in 2016, and that of President Muhammadu Buhari to Morocco in 2018. Both countries have shown their common determination to strengthen the fruitful bilateral cooperation relations in all the different areas to serve the interests of the two brotherly people and contribute to the development and stability of the African continent.

This MoU was signed by the President of ANRE, Mr. Abdellatif Bardach, and the President of NERC, Mr. Sanusi Garba, during an official ceremony held at the headquarters of NERC in Abuja to promote closer cooperation in order to achieve common goals through the exchange of experience and information between the two parties.

In his address, Mr. Abdellatif Bardach underlined that this MoU strengthens the already existing relations between the two regulators, marked by the previous visit of the important Nigerian Delegation to ANRE’s headquarters in October 2021. And this MoU aims to establish a clear and concrete framework of collaboration on the regulatory mechanisms and institutional landscape of the electricity sector to achieve the respective objectives of the energy strategies of both countries.

On his part, Mr. Garba expressed his contentment for signing this MoU, which will mark the establishment of a strong partnership between ANRE and NERC while ensuring the proper functioning of the electricity sector and overcoming the challenges that it is facing.

At the end of thls meeting, Mr. Bardach and Mr. Garba agreed to continue discussions and consultations by holding regular meetings to establish an agenda for the implementation of common interest projects and to further strengthen this bilateral cooperation.