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Clean Energy Key In Climate Change Mitigation – Nigerian Govt.

Abuja, Nigeria – The Nigerian Minister for Science, Technology, and Innovation, Dr. Adeleke Mamora has said that the adoption of clean energy is key to mitigating climate change.

Mamora urged Nigerians to embrace and support the deployment of Clean Energy Innovations as a solution to climate change mitigation and adaptation in the country.

He made the call on Tuesday during the inauguration of the Project Steering Committee of Nigeria, UNIDO/GEF on promoting Clean Energy Technologies for sustainable Start-UPS and Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Development in Nigeria.

According to him, Clean Energy Technology is a project that would provide the national platform for partnership with the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme (GCIP) being piloted by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) as well as Co-Creation Hub for providing niche technical services within the project.

He said the ministry is currently conducting a technology needs assessment for the climate in key sectors of the country’s economy in line with the global transition of world technology towards the use of clean energy.

The minister said that production and value addition to the country’s immense natural resources is critical to fast-tracking the socio-economic development of the country.

He pointed out that the Steering Committee members were selected from the pull of experts in the Public and Private Sectors of the economy and enjoined them to make meaningful contributions to the development of the nation through this laudable project.

Mamora said the membership of the steering committee will include the Federal Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Federal Ministry of Environment, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) Bank of Industry, Rural Electrification Agency, amongst others.

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