Nigerian government’s strong commitment towards ensuring that there is a rapid and strategic transition to renewable energy in response to the world-wide efforts for the preservation of the environment and mitigate the dangers of climate change has been assured by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Buhari lists benefits of UNEP at 50, urges broader actions on environmental challenges while still dillydallying with the implementation of the UNEP Report on Ogoniland.
Policy Alert Executive Director Tijah Bolton-Akpan said: “The energy transition has been heralded as a solution for both the energy and the climate crises. But corruption has not only exacerbated climate change but also severely limited the options for the energy transition.”
In a passionate appeal to the International Community, Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed worry and explained how latest global energy transition plan aimed at mitigating climate change may hurt Nigeria.
VP Osinbajo said the FGN, in its commitment to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, already making efforts to use large shares of clean energy sources, but “limiting the development of gas projects, poses dire challenges.”
Civil Society Organizations committed to environmental justice in Nigeria have declared that the Petroleum Industry Act recently assented to by President Buhari neglects community concerns and strengthens oil companies operating in the heavily petroleum polluted Niger Delta region.
Citizens groups in the Niger Delta have exposed the real reason behind Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) divestment plan and called on them to clean up their mess in the region before divesting.
Civil Society Organizations working on issues around environmental justice in Nigeria Monday expressed opposition to the push by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for resumption of oil extraction in Ogoniland and gave reasons for their position.