By Fatima Saka
The National President of Women in Energy Oil and Gas (WEOG), Dr. Oladunni Owo has said Africa’s account for greenhouse emission is less than 3 percent across the globe.
Dr. Oladunni, revealed this over the weekend in Abuja during an exclusive interview with Nature News Africa.
According to her, Women in Energy Oil and Gas (WEOG) is a non-governmental organization that focuses on providing networking opportunities and instigates career, business and leadership development of women in the energy, oil and gas industries. It also promotes gender diversity.
The President of WEOG lamented over carbondioxide emissions from energy and industrial waste released into the atmosphere which has been impediment confronting people.
Speaking on, she called for different commitments from government, environmental parastatals, agencies, ministries and those watching the atmosphere to create awareness, to ensure measures to reduce the emission.
She said that there is a committee called future energy renewable and climate action and it is a committee involving women in energy oil and gas, that focuses on advocacy and creative awareness, publicizing the needs for the nation to go green and go clean.
According to her, WEOG has been involved in a lot of programs with grass root women to ensure that they move away from cooking with firewood to usage of clean gas, also planting of trees so the carbondioxide can be breathed in by plants, which is about net zero.
She however revealed that WEOG is in partnership with the centre for climate action at Alex Ekwueme Federal University, located in Ebonyi State, Lagos state government, ministry of energy, and environment to create awareness, likewise run programs, conference and summit to mitigate on climate action.
Commenting on the New NNPC, she said that it is expected that the management will improve on it as they have their own target and profit target across the operations.
She further added that women have many opportunities to tap into the new NNPC such as buying shares to become shareholders.
She advocated for chances for women to represent government in all sectors.
“The message is diversity and inclusion, fighting is not necessary and there is a cultural dimension which cannot contend. The main focus should be on diversity and that should include every man and woman, regardless of the gender, they should be given the opportunity to present themselves.
She advised women to be consistent and focused.