Niger State Government Advances Renewable Energy Through Signed MOU with NNPC

The government of Niger State recently inked an important agreement with the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC) centered on advancing renewable energy and low-carbon solutions. Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago shared this significant milestone through a post on X, underscoring the honor he felt in conjunction with the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alh. Abubakar Usman, for officially signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on behalf of the state with the NNPC. The MoU primarily focuses on collaborative efforts between the two entities in propelling the development of renewable energy and solutions to reduce carbon emissions.

Representing the NNPC Limited, the signatories from their end were Olalekan Ogunleye, the Executive Vice President of Gas, Power, and New Energy, and Kanayochukwu Odoe, the Managing Director of NNPC New Energy Limited. Both signed the MoU on behalf of the NNPC Limited, cementing the commitment between the state government and the national petroleum company to foster cooperation in this critical sphere.

The agreement signifies a significant shift towards sustainable energy initiatives and a clear intention to explore and implement cleaner, more environmentally friendly energy solutions. It marks a pivotal step in the direction of a more environmentally conscious and forward-thinking approach to energy development within the state.

Niger State’s foray into collaboration with the NNPC Limited points towards a broader and more inclusive effort to harness the potential of renewable energy sources while also addressing the challenge of reducing carbon footprints. This MoU serves as a foundation for joint ventures and strategies that can potentially drive the state’s energy landscape towards a more sustainable and eco-friendly future.

The participation of high-ranking officials from both parties emphasizes the gravity and commitment associated with this pact. By joining forces with a national entity like NNPC Limited, the government of Niger State demonstrates its determination to explore innovative pathways in energy that align with global environmental concerns and promote a greener, more sustainable future for the region.

The MoU signing signals the commencement of a collaborative journey between Niger State and NNPC Limited, aiming to implement projects and initiatives that champion renewable energy and combat climate change by fostering low-carbon solutions.


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