- Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, decried the inadequate electricity supply, cost of electricity and the effect of electricity powered by fossil fuel on the environment
During the inaugural Legislative Summit on Renewable Energy in Nigeria, the President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, urged stakeholders in the energy sector to collaborate towards providing accessible and affordable renewable energy for Nigerians in the near future.
Speaking at the event organized by the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies in Abuja on Monday, Senator Akpabio, represented by Senator Jarigbe Agom, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Gas, highlighted the potential for Nigeria to become a significant player in the field of renewable energy with additional efforts.
He said, “Today, I must acknowledge, we stand at a crossroads, where the weight of responsibility falls upon our shoulders. Each and every one of us has a role to play in shaping the future we want to see. Together, let us rise to the challenge and seize the opportunities before us. Let us show the world that Nigeria is not just a consumer of renewable energy, but a trailblazer and innovator in the sector. Let us create a future where clean,affordable, and accessible energy is not just a dream, but a reality for al Nigerians.’’
Also speaking, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, decried the inadequate electricity supply, cost of electricity and the effect of electricity powered by fossil fuel on the environment.
Represented by the Chairman, House Committee on Renewable Energy, Victor Afam, Mr Abbas said that Nigeria had infinite sources of alternative electricity which were unharnessed.
He said that full adoption of renewable energy would ensure instant electricity supply, stimulate economic activities in rural areas, create jobs, reduce cost of electricity and carbon emission.
He said that the house would be looking forward to the outcome of the summit and would be willing to amend the Electricity Act to boost supply of clean energy in the country.