Nigerian Govt. To Support Investment In Renewable Energy

Channels Television  
Updated October 9, 2016

Amina Mohammed, Renewable Energy, JatrophaAs part of plans to diversify the nation’s economy, the federal government is developing a Jatropha value chain for renewable energy.

Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, believes that the Jatropha plant would serve as a viable green alternative to fossil fuels and provide an additional means of livelihood for local communities.

She said that Jatropha, as a renewable energy resource, would reduce desertification, alleviate poverty and fast-track sustainable development.

She urged the private sector to get involved in government’s effort to diversify the nation’s economy

The Nigerian bio-fuel policy and incentives identified Jatropha in 2007 as the most preferred non-food plant for bio-fuel in the country.