The Sustainable Energy for All initiative was inaugurated as a Nigerian national effort in Abuja on August 23rd. 2012. The Nigerian federal government is intent on achieving the goals of initiative even earlier than the 2030 mark set by the global initiative. The launch was convened by the Nigerian federal government, UNIDO, the UN Foundation and the UN Secretary-General's office. Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has reiterated his country's full commitment to achieving the targets of Sustainable Energy for All by the year 2020 and encouraged UNIDO and its other development partners to continue and support the country's efforts in achieving access to sustainable energy for all in order to advance the socio-economic conditions and eradicate poverty. UNIDO's Director General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All Kandeh Yumkella has said that the goal of sustainable energy for all by 2030 would not be accomplished without Nigeria, and commended the Nigerian government for their leadership role in endeavoring to expand access to energy. On the heel of the launch Nigeria has announced multiple exciting avenues in order to realize the goal. These include: an investment of 8 Billion USD on power intervention projects, an added 5000 Megawatts from 10 new plants by 2013, increasing hydropower generation, a plan to deliver uninterrupted power by the end of 2012 and increasing access to energy in Borno and Kaduna.