FG reiterates commitment to zero carbon emission by 2060

 FG reiterates commitment to zero carbon emission by 2060

The Federal Government on Wednesday reiterated its commitment to attaining zero carbon emission by 2060.

Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Power, Mr .Temitope Fashedemi, said this at the eighth Nigeria Energy Forum (NEF) opening plenary on Energy Transition for Growth in Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the theme of this year’s NEF2023 was: “Maximising Energy Transition For Economic Growth.”

The Permanent Secretary was represented by the Managing Director, Rural Electrification Agency, Ahmad Salihijo. Fashedemi said the realisation of this goal depends on the implementation of Nigeria’s Energy Transition Plan (ETP) which was launched in 2022.

“As a nation, we would continue to strive toward increasing energy development through legislations, policies and critical projects.  It is public knowledge that President Bola Tinubu has signed the Electricity Act, 2023. The implementation of the Act would greatly accelerate the sustainable exploitation of our abundant resources in meeting our electric power demands for industrialisation and economic growth,” he said.

In his keynote address, the United States Consulate General in Lagos, Mr. Will Stevens, said Nigeria is one of the key participants in the US Department of energy’s global initiative.


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