Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, has said that the Presidency would lead the way for government institutions, in line with Nigeria’s Energy Transition Plan, to key into the global shift towards renewable energy choices.
Gambari made this known at the State House, Abuja, when he received in the audience a three-man team from EM-ONE Energy Solutions that paid him a courtesy visit. The visit was a follow-up to an earlier presentation on options available to the State House to address its energy challenges.
Speaking during the visit, Gambari said that the world is currently focused on reducing the effect of climate change, especially as it relates to the energy solution that comes with environmental sustainability.
“For us in the State House, there is the need to live by example,” he said. “Just like I was impressed by your first presentation, your growing capacity and technological innovation continued to enhance your ability to deliver on your projections. I am happy to note that you could actually upscale the renewable energy solution with more space for solar panels”.
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Speaking further, he said that the State House cannot afford not to be at the forefront or experience blackouts.
We also need to reduce how much we spend on diesel and cut down on our carbon footprint; so, this is the direction we want to go,” he said.
He maintained that the plan seeks to tackle the dual crises of energy poverty and climate change with renewable energy contributing at least 30 per cent to the energy mix by the year 2030.
Story was adapted from Punch.