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  FG seeks partnershiThe Minister of Power Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu on Tuesday called for technological support of the Nigerian Society of Engineers NSE to address power and clean energy needs of the nation Aliyu represented by Mr Kingsley Odoh his Special Adviser Technical Services made the call while delivering a keynote at the first Ademola Isaac Olorunfemi Colloquium in Lagos The event was organized by the Ikeja Branch of NSE as part of activities to mark its 2022 Engineering Week in honour of Olorunfemi a former President of the Society Speaking on the topic Power and Energy Insufficiency in Nigeria Way Forward the minister said Nigeria was working towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals SDG 7 He said the expertise of engineers was needed towards achieving Goal 7 which focused on Affordable Reliable Sustainable and Modem Energy for all May I challenge and at the same time encourage the engineering community to join hands with us to develop sustainable solutions that will add value to the Green Growth revolution tailor made for Nigeria The way forward must gravitate towards Green Energy Technologies which we already know will play a major role in our drive towards increasing our energy mix We welcome the Nigerian Society of Engineers to partner with government as we evolve and explore the potential of Green Energy Technologies to improve our Energy mixes across our Energy sources some of which are Solar Wind Hydro Power Geo Thermal just to mention a few This proposed partnership with NSE looks forward to the implementation of Green Energy Technologies that will guarantee a more resilient energy market and energy security he said He said access to adequate power and energy would boost the nation s Gross Domestic Product GDP noting however that current available power to end users was between 4 000 to 5 000MW for over 200 million Nigerians The minister said collective effort was needed because of the commitment Nigeria made to achieve Net Zero in its carbon emission by the year 2060 He listed efforts of the federal government already yielding positive results and opportunities for engineers in the energy and power value chain The Net Zero Commitment we made in Glasgow will require investment we need to invest about 410 billion on our pathway towards Net Zero Funding this pathway will require collaboration he said Panelists at the programme identified generational gap in skilled manpower as one of the reasons the power sector privatisation failed They called for infrastructure upgrade and capacity development in the nation s power and energy value chain for Nigeria to be able to make progress They also urged the federal government to create enabling environment to attract investors and reduce capital flight President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers NSE Mr Tasiu Gidari Wudil represented by Mrs Margaret Oguntala described Isaac Olorunfemi as an expert who contributed immensely to infrastructure development in the nation Gidari Wudil said infrastructure boost was important to the growth of all sectors hence the need for NSE to tackle power and energy challenges He mandated the Ikeja branch of NSE to submit its communique from the colloquium to the society s headquarters within two weeks for action The honouree Olorunfemi while also making a presentation said the NSE would come up with about three pages on resolution of power problems We must do something we will come here next year and we must assess what we have done he said Earlier Chairman NSE Ikeja Branch Mr Olutosin Ogunmola said he was glad to anchor the first colloquium to honour Olorunfemi for being instrumental to completion of national projects Ogunmola gave a scorecard of the 29 year old Ikeja Branch and its efforts in Research and Development as well as building a four floor engineering Resource Centre NewsSourceCredit NAN
FG seeks partnership with NSE to resolve  power, energy challenges

Minister of Power

FG seeks partnershiThe Minister of Power, Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu, on Tuesday called for technological support of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), to address power and clean energy needs of the nation.
 

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Kingsley Odoh

Aliyu, represented by Mr Kingsley Odoh, his Special Adviser, Technical Services, made the call while delivering a keynote at the first Ademola Isaac Olorunfemi Colloquium in Lagos.
 

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Branch of NSE

The event was organized by the Ikeja Branch of NSE as part of activities to mark its 2022 Engineering Week, in honour of Olorunfemi, a former President of the Society.
 

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Power and Energy Insufficiency in Nigeria

Speaking on the topic: “Power and Energy Insufficiency in Nigeria – Way Forward”, the minister said Nigeria was working towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 7.
 

Sustainable and Modem Energy

He said the expertise of engineers was needed towards achieving Goal 7 which focused on Affordable, Reliable, Sustainable and Modem Energy for all.
 

Green Growth

“May I challenge and at the same time encourage the engineering community to join hands with us to develop sustainable solutions that will add value to the Green Growth revolution, tailor-made for Nigeria.
 

Green Energy Technologies

“The way forward must gravitate towards Green Energy Technologies which we already know will play a major role in our drive towards increasing our energy mix.
 

Nigerian Society of Engineers

“We welcome the Nigerian Society of Engineers to partner with government as we evolve and explore the potential of Green Energy Technologies to improve our Energy mixes across our Energy sources, some of which are Solar, Wind, Hydro Power, Geo Thermal, just to mention a few.
 

Green Energy Technologies

“This proposed partnership with NSE looks forward to the implementation of Green Energy Technologies that will guarantee a more resilient energy market and energy security,’’ he said.
 

Gross Domestic Product

He said access to adequate power and energy would boost the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), noting, however, that current available power to end users was between 4,000 to 5,000MW for over 200 million Nigerians.
 

Net Zero

The minister said collective effort was needed because of the commitment Nigeria made to achieve Net Zero in its carbon emission by the year 2060.
 
He listed efforts of the federal government already yielding positive results and opportunities for engineers in the energy and power value chain.
 

Net Zero Commitment

“The Net Zero Commitment we made in Glasgow will require investment, we need to invest about $410 billion on our pathway towards Net Zero.
“Funding this pathway will require collaboration’’, he said.
 

Panelists at the programme identified generational gap in skilled manpower as one of the reasons the power sector privatisation failed.
 

They called for infrastructure upgrade and capacity development in the nation’s power and energy value chain for Nigeria to be able to make progress.
 

They also urged the federal government to create enabling environment to attract investors and reduce capital flight.
 

President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers

President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Mr Tasiu Gidari-Wudil, represented by Mrs Margaret Oguntala, described Isaac Olorunfemi as an expert who contributed immensely to infrastructure development in the nation.
 

Gidari-Wudil said infrastructure boost was important to the growth of all sectors, hence the need for NSE to tackle  power and energy challenges.
 

He mandated the Ikeja branch of NSE to submit its communique from the colloquium to the society’s headquarters within two weeks for action.
 

The honouree, Olorunfemi, while also making a presentation, said the NSE would come up with about three pages on resolution of power problems.
 

“We must do something, we will come here next year and we must assess what we have done,’’ he said.
 

Ikeja Branch

Earlier, Chairman, NSE, Ikeja Branch, Mr Olutosin Ogunmola, said he was glad to anchor the first colloquium to honour Olorunfemi for being instrumental to completion of national projects.
 

Ikeja Branch

Ogunmola gave a scorecard of the 29-year- old Ikeja Branch and its efforts in Research and Development as well as building a four floor engineering Resource Centre.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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