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FG plans over $3tn for energy transition

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The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Oil), Dr Heineken Lokpobiri, has disclosed that Nigeria will spend a total sum of $3.1tn to transit from fossil fuel to cleaner and renewable energy.

Lokpobiri said the nation had projected $1.9tn for energy transition plan, while $1.2tn was estimated for renewable energy plan in 2060, making a sum of $3.1tn altogether.

He made this known at the 54th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland.

In a post on his X handle Thursday, the minister said he, alongside Vice President Kashim Shettima, and other global leaders, had emphasised the nation’s commitment to responsible fossil fuel exploration, leveraging cutting-edge technologies.

He also highlighted that Nigeria’s energy policies aligned with the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries expectations, showcasing the country’s “dedication to sustainable practices.”

However, on the issue of transitioning from fossil fuels, Lokpobiri said, ”Africa, Nigeria in particular, will not rely on aids and grants to transition to cleaner and renewable energy sources in 2060.

“Our 2060 projected energy transition plan and renewable energy plan stands at $1.9tn and 1.2tn respectively”.

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