Presidency, NESG mulls a national roundtable on renewables

Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari may have agreed to set up a national renewable energy roundtable on the advice of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), OGN has learnt.

The national renewable energy roundtable, OGN understands will access the country’s commitment and actions on renewable energy deployment. It will also seek to make key inputs in the country’s action plan for renewables.

If Buhari assents to NESG’s request on this, it is gathered that the first meeting on this platform could immediately happen in November, with key stakeholders in the country’s renewable energy sector fronting a strong voice for increased acceptance of renewable energy in Nigeria.

As relayed to OGN by industry players in Abuja, the country’s capital city, NESG’s decision to engage the government and push it to consider such national roundtable on renewables signifies a huge nudge forward for the sector. This is chiefly because the NESG has over the years emerged as the most important platform for public-private dialogue in the country. Its support for the RE sector, they said would be highly reliable in getting the government to take further far-reaching decisions on the sector.

Incorporated in 1996, as an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit organisation, the NESG promotes and champions the need for critical reforms in Nigeria’s economy. It hopes that through this, the country’s economy could become an open and globally competitive economy.

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