Professor of Chemical Engineering and recipient of the 2018 Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM) award, Adesoji Adesina, has warned that it may take 2,000 years for Nigeria to catch up with the developed world if the government does not embrace renewable energy.
Adesina said this while delivering the 2019 First Award Winners’ Lecture of the Nigerian National Merit Award (NNMA) – the body that identifies candidates for the NNOM, (Nigeria’s highest recognition for academic achievements and innovations) at the University of Lagos on Tuesday titled: “Making the Case for Agro-Based Energy Development: A National Priority for Sustainable Economy”.
“It will take us nearly 2,000 years to get to where developed countries are; if we don’t change anything; if we just told our hands it will take us an unacceptably long time to get to where we want to be.
“So the present renewable policy we have must change,” he said.
Source: The Nation