FG reiterates commitment to renewable energy target in 2030

The Minister of State for Power, Mr Goddy Jedy-Agba, yesterday reiterated its commitment to achieving a sustainable energy target for all in 2030.

The Minister gave the assurance at the 7th Nigeria Energy Forum, NEF, 2022, organized by the forum in Lagos with the theme “Energising Economic Growth and Sustainability”.

The Minister who said the country had a sustainable electricity vision of achieving 30 GigaWatts (GW) by 2030 with 30 percent renewable energy, was represented by his Special Technical Assistant, Mr Gabriel Lorsase.

According to the minister, “we are in collaboration with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) under the Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP) funded by European Union conceived and developed the Nigeria renewable vision platform. This is to serve as a hub for data-driven electrification planning and implementation.

The objective of the project aims at enabling and fostering investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency and data-driven electrification planning and implementation while increasing energy access. The federal government and Siemens have also signed an implementation agreement for electrification roadmap. The goal of the roadmap is to resolve existing challenges in the power sector and expand the capacity for the future power needs of the country.