Edo State Government
Edo State Government is committed to improving infrastructure facilities to attract large-scale investments. Recent developments in Edo State include the Azura-Edo IPP, Nigeria's first privately-funded 461 MW power plant which has been operating since May 2018, the Nigeria Shippers Council, a truck transit terminal, and a partnership with China HarbourEngineering Company to build the Benin River Port which will also support import and export activities in the Benin Enterprise Park.
Edo State has worked on the initial development plans of Benin Enterprise Park and has secured land for the site in the State.
Amaya Capital, is a principal investment firm focused on energy infrastructure projects in Africa. During the past decade, the company has taken a lead role in raising more than $3 billion in capital for a variety of projects. Amaya Capital is best known for its role as the founder and lead sponsor of Azura Power Holdings Ltd (“APHL”).
Between 2010 and 2015, APHL developed and arranged the financing of Nigeria’s first large-scale independent power plant (the 461MW Azura-Edo IPP) and in 2016 it entered into a joint venture with Actis to turn APHL into a pan-African IPP platform with a budgeted equity deployment of circa $500 million and total capital of more than $1.5 billion.