Nigeria’s power minister has said the country’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, is “personally committed” to backing the country’s renewable energy roll-out.
Speaking last month, Mohammed Wakil said the country was following up the privatisation of the power sector with a concerted effort to boost renewable projects.
“We are also working on the creation of a Presidential Initiative on Renewable Energy which is designed to create a focal coordinating point as well as provide the needed political backing for implementation of Renewable Energy projects,” said Wakil.
“President Goodluck Jonathan is personally committed to drawing all these to a logical conclusion as he has also signed the resolution of the Economic Community Of West African States’ (ECOWAS) Heads of Government on renewable energy policy among others,” added Wakil.
Wakil said the country would “fast track” renewable energy projects with wind and hydro plans already well under way.