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Nigeria to have Africa largest Electric fleet

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By Okunloye Abiodun

Climate change issues will be addressed by promoting collaboration.

During the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Dubai, Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yusuf Tuggar, emphasised the pressing importance of global collaboration in tackling the issues caused by climate change. Adding to this commitment, the federal government confirmed its plans to establish the largest fleet of electric mass transit vehicles in Africa, placing Nigeria at the forefront of sustainable transportation on the continent. This ambitious step could usher a positive change towards a greener future.

Tuggar emphasised Nigeria’s determination to establish Africa’s most extensive electric mass transit fleet, with plans to amplify its electric bus count from 100 to 1,000. He proudly declared Nigerian leadership in combating climate change on the African continent as they set forth audacious targets. According to a statement by Alkasim Abdulkadir, the media aide of the minister, Nigeria adherence to its obligations has been affirmed by the enactment of a Climate Change Act and the establishment of a National Council on Climate Change (NCCC).

The country commenced its action against climate change.

Also, Nigeria has boldly established visionary objectives, instilling a tremendous sense of pride as it swiftly translates its promises into concrete actions to combat climate change. This initiative not only decreases emissions but also highlights my administration’s unwavering dedication to propelling the green project industry, fostering job opportunities, and driving industrial growth in vital sectors. The minister emphasised the escalating climate crisis and highlighted the importance of collaboration, innovation, and shared responsibility. Nigeria’s dedication to achieving net-zero emissions by 2060 was reiterated, along with reaffirming their commitment to their nationally determined contributions.

In urging the international community, he appealed for a unity that surpasses political divisions, emphasising the need for joint efforts in addressing pressing climate issues. Moreover, he stressed the significance of developed nations providing financial aid to support developing countries in their shift towards eco-friendly economies. The minister emphasised the significance of adhering to the principles highlighted in the Paris Agreement, stressing the necessity for every country to demonstrate their dedication to ambitious and transparent climate objectives.

Oando will provide Nigeria with 12,000 electric buses.

A separate report revealed that Oando Clean Energy Limited (OCEL), an energy company based in Nigeria, recently unveiled a groundbreaking collaboration with Yutong, a renowned bus manufacturer from China. The ambitious venture aims to revolutionise transportation in Nigeria by introducing a fleet of 12,000 electric buses onto the roads within the next seven years. Furthermore, OCEL and Yutong are committed to establishing the necessary infrastructure to support this eco-friendly initiative. The statement declares that the introduction of electric buses and charging stations, marking the beginning of a pilot phase, has taken place in Lagos State.

Following this, Lagos announced that it has joined other international cities in adopting electric vehicles, as Oando Clean Energy Limited and Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) partnered up to introduce their Electric-Mass Transit buses. This initiative aims to revolutionise the public transportation system in the state by fostering the creation and implementation of a sustainable, carbon-neutral mobility infrastructure in Lagos. The introduction of electric buses commenced by initiating a three-month Proof-Of-Concept (PoC) phase, with the objective of determining the potential of electric vehicles for large-scale transportation in Lagos State.

Job opportunities for over 30,000 individuals will be generated.

Afterwards, a Pilot phase will commence, entailing a remarkable fleet and an expansion of bus routes. This initiative is set to generate job opportunities for over 30,000 individuals in Nigeria. To ensure uninterrupted operations, the company has strategically established charging stations at every bus depot, guaranteeing that the buses are fully charged on a daily basis. Moreover, their partners have played an integral role in the comprehensive training of all drivers to ensure they possess the necessary expertise in utilising and upkeeping these buses.


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AN-Toni
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2 months ago

Nigeria to have Africa largest Electric fleet. – Climate change issues will be addressed by promoting collaboration. – Express your point of view.

Adeoye Adegoke
Member
2 months ago

That’s fantastic news! Having Africa’s largest electric fleet in Nigeria is a significant step towards addressing climate change issues. Promoting collaboration in this area is crucial for achieving sustainable development and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Transitioning to electric vehicles not only helps to combat air pollution and improve air quality but also reduces our dependence on fossil fuels. By promoting the use of electric vehicles, Nigeria can contribute to global efforts to mitigate climate change and achieve a more sustainable future.
Collaboration is key in tackling climate change issues. It requires the involvement of various stakeholders, including the government, private sector, and individuals. By working together, we can share knowledge, resources, and best practices to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles and develop a robust charging infrastructure.
Furthermore, the promotion of electric vehicles can also create new economic opportunities, such as job creation in the manufacturing, maintenance, and charging infrastructure sectors. It can also attract investments in clean energy technologies, positioning Nigeria as a leader in sustainable transportation in Africa.
Overall, I believe that Nigeria’s commitment to having Africa’s largest electric fleet and promoting collaboration to address climate change is a positive and forward-thinking approach. It demonstrates the country’s determination to prioritize sustainable development and contribute to global climate action. Let’s continue to support these efforts and work towards a greener and more sustainable future for Nigeria and the entire continent of Africa.

Kazeem1
Member
2 months ago

The largest electric fleet in Africa is found in Nigeria. By switching to electric cars, we can lessen our reliance on fossil fuels while simultaneously reducing air pollution and improving air quality. Nigeria can support worldwide efforts to reduce climate change and create an improved future by encouraging the usage of electric vehicles.When addressing climate change challenges, cooperation is essential.

Taiwo
Member
2 months ago

Africa’s largest electric fleet is expected to be in Nigeria. The promotion of collaboration will be used to address climate change issues. Nigeria, with the largest electric fleet in Africa, is a major step toward solving the challenges posed by climate change. Collaboration in this field must be promoted in order to attain sustainable growth and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.