Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has advocated for a secured, equitable and environmentally sustainable energy supply if Nigeria must fulfil the vision 2020:20.
The Minister made this submission in Abuja during a two-day technical validation workshop on Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL).
He said the Federal Government committed to the acceleration of the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the country through the National Energy Policy, the Renewable Energy Master Plan (REMP) and the vision 2020-20.
He stated that this can be achieved through the transformation of the nation’s economy from one based mainly on fossil fuel to a low carbon economy based around renewable energy and energy efficiency.
The Minister said though sustainable energy for all initiative which was a global agenda was launched in 2011 during the United Nations General Assembly, it was important for all relevant stakeholders to deliberate in making it an action-plan for the realisation of sustainable energy for all in the country.
The Representative of the United Nations Development Program UNDP Country Director Mr. Muyiwa Odele pointed out that the SE4ALL initiative, will go a long way to complement government’s efforts at increasing Nigeria’s access to electricity and other modern energy services for economic growth.
Source: The Nation