We agreed today in our discussions that we’re going to work very closely in our working group to be able to develop further the plan going forward with respect to both the deployment of gas as a transitional effort
The Nigerian government has agreed to work together with the United States of America, (USA) to develop the federal government programme of using gas as a transitional fuel in the push to reduce carbon emission.
With the agreement, the country is expected to benefit from the $12 billion Emergency Programme for Adaptation and Resilience put in place by President Joe Biden to help countries to reduce the obvious impacts of the climate crisis
US special envoy on Climate Change, Sen. John Kerry in Abuja, who made this known during a meeting with Nigeria’s minister of state, Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, in Abuja, yesterday, said the US government said it would also assist Nigeria in developing technologies for wind and solar energy.
Sen. Kerry also stated that his country would also provide technical support to Nigeria on its decarbonisation programme for its crude oil resources.
“We agreed today in our discussions that we’re going to work very closely in our working group to be able to develop further the plan going forward with respect to both the deployment of gas as a transitional effort, but also the important deployment of clean, renewable energy, and particularly solar and wind.
“In addition, we specifically agreed to a programme of technical assistance which we will provide in order to further the hydrocarbon sector, methane abatement and decarbonisation programme, which we’re going to work on together. And this initiative is going to be supported by the Department of State, Energy and Mineral Governance programme in order to align with Nigeria’s participation in the global methane pledge. So we really look forward to some progress here and I hope we’re going to come up with some strong mutually agreed upon initiatives as we go to Sharm el Sheikh”.