45% of Nigerians still lack electricity - FG
Up to 45 percent of the Nigerian population does not have access to electricity but relies on traditional energy sources for their cooking and production activities.
A director from the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology who represented the erstwhile Permanent Secretary, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita said yesterday that the present patterns of energy production, distribution and use globally are not sustainable and therefore needed to be changed.
Speaking at the launch of the Nigeria Energy Calculator 2050 (NECAL) in Abuja, the permanent secretary said the situation was compromising the social and economic standard of the populace.
The Director General, Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN), Prof. Eli Jidere Bala said the calculator was aimed at analysing the interactions between the energy demand and supply of the country and the effect of gas emissions from 2010 to 2050.
The Nigerian version of the 2050 Calculator was developed along with the United Kingdom’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (UK-DECC) started in November 2013 with the training of some ECN officials in the art.
The tool was launched by Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Engr. David Lawal Babachir.