Again, FG moves to boost energy for economic diversification
Nigeria is working assiduously to ensure energy efficiency so as to achieve genuine economic diversification.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, disclosed this when he received the Secretary-General of the International Energy Charter , Dr. Urban Rusnak, in his office in Abuja, yesterday.
Dr. Onu said energy efficiency and sufficiency are essential to achieving knowledge and innovation-driven economy, adding that sustainable environment must also be factored in the energy mix.
The ministry, through its parastatals, like Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN), National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), etc is also working to promote renewable energy in the rural areas, he added.
Dr. Onu noted that Nigeria, given its geographical location is well-placed to explore solar energy to develop rural areas and provide value to products in the country.
He promised that Nigeria will continue to work with the International Energy Charter to further develop the country’s energy sector.