Alternative energy sources capable of filling Nigeria’s power deficit – SGF

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, has expressed optimism that when fully harnessed, power generation from heat, coal among other sources within the earth can make Nigeria self-sufficient in the generation of power for industrial and domestic use.

Speaking in Abuja while declaring open the 2018 discourse series organised by the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) and The Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA), Mustapha, who was represented by the permanent secretary, General Service Office (GSO), Olusegun Adekunle, expressed the commitment of the federal government to improving power supply in the country despite inheriting a low energy situation which according to him, stood between 2000 to 2,090 megawatts under the previous government.

Mustapha, who regretted that Nigeria has primary sources of power generation which among others include coal, oil and gas, hydropower, solar and others, and yet has not fully tapped the potentials within geothermal energy source especially as the demand for power supply among Nigerians continues to grow, reinstated the efforts of the federal government to support any effort to generate energy especially renewable energy from alternative sources for the economic development of Nigeria.

Source: Leadership

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