The adoption of technology solutions such as variable renewables (solar photovoltaics and wind power) will address the problem of carbonization in the power sector; Abubakar Aliyu, Minister of Power has said.
According to Minister, Nigeria and other African countries must embrace technologies that will enhance capabilities for commercial purposes.
“The dependence on fossil fuels and hydrocarbons will soon be unsustainable as nations match towards various Net Zero commitments and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs),” Aliyu said.
Those were his remarks during the closing of the Nigeria-Africa Natural Resource and Energy Summit (NAFFNIS) 2022.
The summit themed “Towards A Greener Africa,” was organized by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development (MMSD) and CORE International Mining and Marketing Company, as well as other stakeholders.
“As the World is gradually moving towards less dependence on fossil fuels and their derivatives, we have to put strategies and plans in place to evolve and to develop our renewable energy opportunities so we are not left behind.
Energy security, availability, affordability, and sustainability are going to be at the center of our discussion as we match towards a greener World.
For Nigeria, we have committed to Net Zero by the year 2060.
“It is interesting to observe that most Africans still do not have access to electricity. Clearly, discussions on renewable energy access are overshadowed by other immediate concerns and challenges like security, hunger, wars, terrorism, and the like.”