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Nigeria’ll meet UN power target by 2020 – Jonathan

Goodluck Jonathan

Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday said his administration was working hard to ensure that it met the United Nation’s power target by 2020. Jonathan, who was represented by Vice-President Namadi Sambo, disclosed this at the launch of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The initiative is a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Power and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation and its international development partners.

The Sustainable Energy for All Global Initiative was launched by UN in September 2011 to accelerate the attainment of the overall objectives of the declaration of 2012 as the International Year for Sustainable Energy for All. Jonathan observed that the initiative was aimed at assisting the country to refine its energy plans and programmes to provide access to affordable, clean and reliable modern energy services to all citizens.

He said the determined response to the challenges of energy poverty in the world required all stakeholders to take concrete measures towards achieving universal access to modern energy services. The President added that it also required the doubling of the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, and the global rate of energy efficiency.

Jonathan said, “Limitless opportunities abound in sustainable energy. Bearing this in mind, we have set national goals and developed a Power Sector Roadmap that will fast track our realisation of the UN targets.

From: The Punch