Dr. Mustapha Abdullahi Sets $4 Billion Goal for Nigeria’s Green Energy Transition

Taiwo Ajayi
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Dr. Mustapha Abdullahi, the head of Nigeria’s Energy Commission (ECN), has articulated a bold vision for Nigeria’s energy future, announcing a $4 billion target to propel the nation’s transition towards green energy.

During a press briefing in Abuja, Dr. Abdullahi underscored the imperative of embracing clean, renewable energy sources and bolstering energy efficiency practices nationwide. He emphasized that the ambitious $4 billion goal is essential for achieving comprehensive green energy sustainability in Nigeria by 2050.

“As we chart our path towards a greener and more sustainable energy landscape, securing significant investment is paramount,” Dr. Abdullahi stated. “Our aim is to mobilize $4 billion in funding to drive the transition towards renewable energy solutions and enhance energy efficiency across the country.”


Dr. Abdullahi highlighted ongoing dialogues with various companies to facilitate investment in Nigeria’s renewable energy sector. He emphasized that fostering an enabling environment for investors is crucial, citing the importance of robust policies to incentivize renewable energy generation.

Furthermore, Dr. Abdullahi revealed that the Federal Capital Development Authority has allocated 500 hectares of land to the Energy Commission, signaling a commitment to supporting renewable energy development initiatives.

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Acknowledging the pivotal role of sustainable energy adoption in mitigating climate change, Dr. Abdullahi emphasized the commission’s commitment to intensifying public awareness campaigns. These efforts aim to educate citizens about the benefits of clean and renewable energy sources, fostering widespread support for the transition.

“The $4 billion investment target represents a significant milestone in Nigeria’s journey towards a greener future,” Dr. Abdullahi remarked. “By harnessing the power of renewable energy and promoting energy efficiency practices, we can build a more resilient and environmentally sustainable nation.”

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Dr. Abdullahi’s announcement comes amidst global efforts to combat climate change and accelerate the transition to renewable energy. With Nigeria poised to play a pivotal role in this global transition, the $4 billion goal signals a firm commitment to spearheading green energy initiatives and fostering sustainable development nationwide.

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