NIOB FCT Chapter Chairman Champions Energy Transition in Nigeria’s Building Sector

Olivia Pressman
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The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chapter chairman of the Nigerian Institute of Building, Usman Abdulmumin, has called for more attention to be given to the issue of energy transition in the Nigerian building industry.

Speaking at a 2-day conference and annual general meeting organized by the FCT chapter, Abdulmumin stressed the significance of transitioning from traditional energy sources to cleaner and more sustainable alternatives as vital for Nigeria’s sustainable development.


The conference, themed “Energy Transition in the Nigerian Building Industry: An Appraisal of Salient Issues,” underscored the awareness among built environment professionals regarding the imperative for a paradigm shift.

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“It is imperative that we address the issue of energy transition in the Nigerian building industry. This involves a shift from traditional sources of energy to cleaner and more sustainable sources, such as solar, wind, and bio-gas, which by the way holds the key to unlocking Nigeria’s environmentally friendly alternative, but they also present economic opportunities for job creation and technological innovation.

“It is common knowledge that our nation is grappling with issues of energy supply, and as professionals deeply entrenched in the realm of construction and energy, we are acutely aware of the pressing need to shift towards sustainable and renewable energy sources, so it is more important than ever that we work together to develop innovative solutions that will enable us to navigate these challenging times successfully.

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“The salient issues surrounding this are many, ranging from policy and regulatory frameworks to financial barriers to skills gap and technological constraints. We need to examine these issues critically and come up with solutions that will ensure a smooth and successful transition to a sustainable future,” he added.

Abdulmumin highlighted the event as an opportunity for knowledge exchange, fostering collaborations, and innovation to pave the way for a sustainable energy sector in Nigeria.

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