The Nigerian Government and the United States of America have signed an agreement on the Clean Energy Demand Initiative to sustain the government’s energy transition plan.
The signing of the agreement was done when the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, Mr John Kerry paid a working visit to Nigeria’s Minister of Environment in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
According to the Minister of Environment, Muhammed Abdullahi, the agreement will ennsure that Nigeria makes clean energy accessible.
“We are excited to see you and to see how we can explore opportunities for collaboration for effective implementation of the set goals. Like you mentioned earlier, Nigeria has registered milestones in our efforts towards achieving the net zero commitment of Mr. President by 2060, and part of what we have done with the concept of the President is passing the National Climate Change Act. The National Climate Change Act is basically to mainstream all Climate Change issues being operated in silos, in various MDAs ministries, departments, agencies of government, and then to see how we can also mainstream the private sector practitioners in Climate Change activities,” The Minister explained.
Similarly, Mr. John Kerry noted that the US has committed $200 million to the startup and the process of safety for the program.
“So the program that the Minister just signed is an initiative that started in Glasgow, which is the Clean Energy Demand Initiative, and it is a way by which companies and countries can make decisions to try to implement the buying or the production of green products and to accelerate the marketplace creation in that will help us transition faster to a Clean Energy Economy in order to deal with the Climate crisis,” Mr. Kerry stated.
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