19 October 2011
By Joe Brock
ABUJA (Reuters) - The U.S. Export-Import Bank signed a deal with Nigeria
's power minister on Tuesday to provide $1.5 billion for U.S. companies to work in the underperforming power sector, which is holding back growth in sub-Saharan Africa 's second-largest economy.
President Goodluck Jonathan pledged before his election victory in April to privatise electricity generation and distribution.