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Engineers seek improvement in energy sustainability

The Nigerian Institution of Environmental Engineers (NIEE) has called for the need to improve the environment through energy sustainability...

The Nigerian Institution of Environmental Engineers (NIEE) has called for the need to improve the environment through energy sustainability policies.

This was part of the communique issued after its 20th International Conference/Annual General Meeting with the theme, ‘Energy Sustainability for an Improved Environment’ in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

They urged the government  to explore all the energy mix to continue to make it clean and sustainable as they called for the continued creation of opportunities for local content to foster national

The National Chairman, NIEE, Olalekan  Ajani, explained that the energy resource potential was actually diverse for every state but the principle for sustainability and having an improved environment remained universal.

The Dean, College of Engineering, Covenant University, Ota, Prof.  David Omole, who was the guest lecturer at the event, said about 50 million tons of fuel wood is used annually by Nigerian households.

He said the household sector accounted for 65 percent of energy consumed in Nigeria which was largely due to the low level of development in all the other sectors. Omole also said 86% of rural households in Nigeria depend on fuelwood as their source of energy.