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Experts urge policy to address energy crisis

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By Abdulwasiu Usman

STI is an excellent measure to leapfrog the country out of energy crisis.

As the issue of energy continues to be one of the most pressing challenges in Nigeria, several practitioners, experts, and players in the industry have offered a variety of perspectives on how the precarious situation might be improved. Experts in the energy sector present at the opening ceremony of a two-day 2022 Global Science, Technology and Innovation Community Conference (G-STIC) have identified the National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM) STI policy as an excellent measure to leapfrog out of the energy crisis facing the country. Thus, they urge the government to work on implementing the policy.

NACETEM, an agency of the Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, developed this policy in 2012 for the purpose of proffering solutions to the energy crisis in the country. Also at the event, organized by NACETEM and tagged ‘Science, Technology and Innovation: Pathways to Energy Sustainability in Nigeria’, the experts, including policymakers, academics and energy practitioners, addressed the many challenges associated with the global energy landscape with a particular focus on Nigeria’s energy crisis.

STI is a robust energy policy that would proffer sustainable energy.

When initiated, NACETEM’s STI strategy is expected to create practical, inexpensive, clean, sustainable, and renewable energy. A similar view was expressed by Dr. Olalekan Apela Jesuleye, Head of the Department of Project Management at the School of Innovation Technology at the Federal University of Technology in Akure. He explained that the STI policy is a robust energy policy that would proffer more renewable and sustainable energy, end the country’s energy crisis, and boost the economy.

Dr. Jesuleye argues that the energy sector has vast untapped potential that may be used to accelerate the realization of the SDGs. Consequently, the focus is squarely on utilizing science, technology, and innovation to guarantee Nigeria’s long-term access to reliable energy sources. Therefore, the most crucial step in bolstering the energy sector is creating an appropriate science, technology, and innovation policy channel. Following that is ensuring that sustainable energy is generated without negatively impacting the environment and an enhanced level of life for Nigerians.

Demand for reliable energy is pressing in emerging countries.

On his part, Omimakinde John Akintayo, the agency’s Supervisory Director-General, said the conference would provide a forum for several practical answers to the problems facing the energy sector, including those related to renewable energy, the circular economy, and the green environment. Additionally, NACETEM Governing Board Chairman, Hon. Adewale Haastrup said that the conference’s goal was to assist people in breaking the cycle of poverty and establishing better lives by addressing everyone and every area of the economy.”

According to Haastrup, the demand for dependable and economical energy is particularly pressing in emerging countries. It has the potential to enhance and perhaps save lives. Reliable energy promotes expanding industry, modern agriculture, greater commerce, and enhance transportation in these nations. These are the building elements that enable individuals to rise beyond poverty and live better lives. A recorded commitment to sustainable development is also a solid and practical approach to demonstrating social responsibility.

It is anticipated that energy demand will rise by about 25 percent.

The vast majority of the world’s energy requirements can now be satisfied by hydrocarbons, most notably crude oil. Even though significant progress has been made in energy efficiency, it is anticipated that energy demands will rise by about 25 percent between 2014 and 2040. This indicates that we need to put in more effort to prioritize sustainable energy sources, such as renewable energy, to increase productivity while simultaneously conserving the environment. This may be accomplished via the use of renewable energy sources.


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9 months ago

Experts urge policy to address energy crisis – STI is an excellent measure to leapfrog the country out of energy crisis. – Express your point of view.

Abusi
Abusi
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9 months ago

We need the police to be involved to help us solve this energy problems. I hope they agree to do so and ensure they are ready to put the requisite work towards it.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
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9 months ago

Experts urge policy to address energy crisis. Good idea but the truth most be told. This current government do not have a solution to the energy crisis

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
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9 months ago

Proffering lasting solutions to the energy crisis in the country is vital. looking into other sectors counts and challenges associated with the global energy should be addressed.

Last edited 9 months ago by Iyanu12345ogg
Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
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9 months ago

Solution must be find about this energy crisis expert policy to address it is a better way to solve it the government need to find all means to kill this energy crisis

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
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9 months ago

More effort needed to be put on how energy is been generated all over the country so as to meet up with the actual amount of energy needed to be generate for consumption

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
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9 months ago

The precarious situation has been approached from a variety of angles by a number of industry practitioners, experts, and key players, each of whom has contributed their own unique point of view.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
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9 months ago

The government’s STI program is a great way to bypass the country’s current energy problems. They want the government to get to work on making the policy a reality.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
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9 months ago

In a recent panel discussion titled “Pathways to Energy Sustainability in Nigeria,” experts and policymakers discussed the myriad problems plaguing the world’s energy environment, with a spotlight on Nigeria’s energy issue.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
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9 months ago

It is possible to make faster progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals by making advantage of the tremendous unrealized potential in the energy industry.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
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9 months ago

The purpose of the conference was to provide assistance to individuals in breaking the cycle of poverty and constructing better lives for themselves by addressing all members of society as well as every sector of the economy.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
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9 months ago

Hydrocarbons, most especially crude oil, are now able to fulfill the needs of the world’s population in terms of energy consumption to a much greater extent than ever before.

jdpumping
jdpumping
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9 months ago

Energy has been a source of issue for the country if there is anything that can improve the energy supply of the nation that would contribute immensely to the country’s growth the government should concur.

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
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9 months ago

No amount of suggestions can resolve the energy cries in Nigeria until the cables holding the country to ransom are cut off.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
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9 months ago

When compared to the real amount of energy that is required to be generated for consumption, the current rate of energy generation across the country leaves a lot to be desired.

DimOla
DimOla
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9 months ago

Over time successive administrations during this democratic era have contributed immassly to sustainable energy but failed to attain it. Now the world is canvasing for renewable energy that is eco-friendly. Several advise is churning out from different agencies and offices. But centaun powers who have made the workability of this country must be dealt with before it can be achievable.

Christiana
Christiana
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9 months ago

Accelerating progress toward the SDGs is attainable by tapping into the energy sector’s vast, untapped potential.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
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9 months ago

The current rate of energy creation across the country leaves a lot to be desired when compared to the actual amount of energy that is required to be generated for consumption.

Bola12
Bola12
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9 months ago

In order to resolve our energy issues, we require the assistance of law enforcement. I’m crossing my fingers that they’ll agree to it and check that they have the time and energy to devote to it.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
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9 months ago

The STI policy is a fantastic means of evading the present energy issues facing the nation. They demand that the government actively strive toward implementing the program.

Remi1
Remi1
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9 months ago

A strong energy strategy known as the STI would provide more renewable and sustainable energy, end the nation’s energy crisis, and stimulate the economy.

theApr
theApr
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9 months ago

A strong energy strategy, the STI policy would increase the supply of renewable and sustainable energy, put an end to the nation’s energy crisis, and stimulate the economy.