Energy Diversification Can Boost Development Index, SDGs — Expert — Leadership Newspaper


A Prof. Babatunde Rabiu, Director, Centre for Atmospheric Research, National Space Research and Development Agency (CARNASRDA), has  said diversifying energy could boost development and enable Nigeria attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Rabiu, on Wednesday in an interview with the Newsmen in Abuja said that dependency on a single source of energy was impeding societal development and national growth.

According to him, Nigeria is divinely endowed with natural resources which include crude oil, solid minerals discovered in more than 500 locations across the country.

He said that SDGs seven and eight focused on ensuring access to affordable, reliable and modern energy, as well as decent work and economic growth, which the country needed to take seriously.

According to him, energy generated by the few damns, hydro-power stations and distributed by companies are insufficient to meet the demands of the citizenry, hence the reoccurring, epileptic…

Source: Leadership Newspaper