A former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has called on the Federal Government (FG) to show commitment to the production of Nigeria’s electricity from renewable energy and clean carbon-free sources.
He made the call on Friday in Abeokuta, Ogun State while commissioning a 2MW solar power project at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL).
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Obasanjo declared that the goal of producing Nigeria’s electricity from renewable energy “is achievable, affordable and transformative.”
He said the OOPL solar power project was a reflection of the organization’s commitment to clean and renewable energy.
Obasanjo described the project as “the single largest investment this not-for-profit organization has made.”
He said: “We hope that by committing to consume renewable energy, we inspire others to follow and still inform others to do their bit for the environment. Our great nation also needs to commit to producing our electricity from renewable energy and truly clean carbon-free sources.”
This goal is achievable, affordable and transformative. It represents a challenge to all Nigerians – in every walk of life, to our political leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, engineers and to every citizen.
The Deputy Managing Director of Dantata Solar Limited, Najeem Animasahun said that 70 per cent of the materials used for the execution of the project as well as the human resources were sourced from Nigeria.
He added that only the inverter and the panels were the materials imported into Nigeria.