STATEMENT: Nigeria signals greater commitment to electric mobility

LAGOS, Nigeria, Nov.

STATEMENT: Nigeria signals greater commitment to electric mobility

LAGOS, Nigeria, Nov. 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- As the world anticipates the upcoming UN climate summit (COP28) in Dubai. Nigeria is taking significant steps towards the adoption of electric mobility, indicating a strong commitment to sustainable and cleaner transportation. His Excellency, Vice President Kashim Shettima emphasized this commitment at the Presidential Villa while inspecting the solar powered charging stations for electric mobility domiciled in the House of Representatives, demonstrating Nigeria's dedication to driving environmentally friendly alternatives.

Vice President Shettima highlighted Nigeria's ambitious plans for an electric mobility strategy, designed to position the country as a pioneer in sustainable transportation on the African continent. "The deployment of electric mobility aligns with Nigeria's Energy Transition Plan (ETP), which addresses concerns about emissions, air pollution and energy security, while ensuring a greener future for Nigerians" said Vice President Kashim Shettima.

Nigeria's Energy Transition Plan (ETP), supported by partners such as Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP), shows that the transport sector contributes 28.4 % of emissions; and the ETP advocates the transition to low-emission transport technologies.

The federal government of Nigeria is actively supporting this transition, including increasing local electric vehicle assembly capacity, establishing charging infrastructure, and enabling private sector participation.

Nigeria, through these initiatives, demonstrates its willingness to adopt cleaner and greener alternatives; and its energy transition journey is emblematic of the transformative potential of sustainable energy to shape the future of African nations.

Ahead of COP28, the country seeks to build on this momentum to attract global investment and foster partnerships for a cleaner, more energy-efficient future.

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