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Nigeria Sets Ambitious $4 Billion Goal for Green Energy Transition by 2050

By Ojugbele Omotunde

In a recent announcement, Dr. Mustapha Abdullahi, Director-General of the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN), outlined Nigeria’s ambitious plan to transition entirely to green energy by 2050, requiring an estimated $4 billion investment.

The statement was made during a news conference on March 1, 2024, in Abuja, where Abdullahi emphasized the importance of clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency for the nation’s future.

The ECN is actively engaging with various firms to secure investments in Nigeria’s renewable energy sector.

Notably, the commission is formulating policies to attract such investments and has secured 500 hectares of land from the Federal Capital Development Authority for the Abuja Technology Village.

This initiative aims to establish a tech city where investors can develop solar and renewable energy plants, fostering innovation and sustainability.

Abdullahi highlighted the significance of diversifying energy sources and promoting energy efficiency practices. To achieve these goals, the ECN plans to collaborate with local communities and government authorities.

The commission also aims to encourage investments in renewable energy projects while intensifying public awareness campaigns to educate citizens about the numerous advantages of embracing clean and renewable energy.

As Nigeria sets its sights on a greener future, the ECN’s proactive approach and strategic initiatives underscore the nation’s commitment to sustainable development and environmental responsibility.

 

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