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Rights group proffers solution to Nigeria’s energy problem


Environmental rights Action/ Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) yesterday harped on transition from oil and gas to renewable energy, saying it was the solution to Nigeria’s epileptic power supply.

Its Executive Director, Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, during an entrepreneurship training on business model in Benin City, stated that climate change poses a great challenge to the environment, and as such, efforts must be made to embrace alternative but friendly energy sources.

He listed five major sources of renewable energy to include, wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric and biomass.


The activist submitted that wind and solar energies were fast gaining prominence, stating that the latter would be a source of power to billions in Africa in the future.

Explaining the concept of biomass as one of the responsive energy sources, Ojo stated that it involves the use of plant matters and animal waste to generate electricity.

Describing entrepreneurship development as key to the unemployment problem in the country, the environmentalist revealed that the training was to promote renewable energy with a view to solving the perennial outage nationwide.

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