The Nigerian Government is looking to use renewable energy to solve its chronic power supply problem. It will be using the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development taking place in Rio de Janeiro this week to explore how green energy sources can help improve power supply to its citizens
Nigeria will be using the fora to draw international attention to its problems with providing reliable electricity supply for its citizens.
It hopes to solve the issue by looking to generate electricity from clean/renewable energy sources including solar, wind, rain and geothermal heat.
Power supply in Nigeria is currently at about 3,500 megawatts whereas demand stands at over 10,000 megawatts.
Most Nigerian citizens supply their own electricity using solutions ranging from generators to inverters.
According to Nigeria’s Minister of the Environment, Mrs. Hadiza Ibrahim Mailafia, the Federal Government has made it a priority to put the issue of renewable energy at the top of the country’s agenda at the upcoming conference in Rio de Janeiro.
She said while other countries would focus on issues of sustainable developments affecting the world, such as jobs, energy, cities, food, water, ocean and disasters, Nigeria would draw global attention to how it could generate more electricity from all possible sources, including renewable sources.