COAL IS NOT THE ANSWER.
Retired Federal Permanent Secretary and Managing Director/Chief Executive, Favour Oil & Gas Limited, Chief Robert Usman Audu is deadly wrong when he advocates coal-fired plants as the solution to Nigeria’s endemic energy problem. Has Chief Audu heard about global warming? Has he heard about China moving away from coal-fired plants. Why not tree-fired power plants? Trees are above ground and do not have the added inconvenience of mining. After all, coal is dead trees according to scientists.
When Nigeria has people such as Robert Audu running its affairs, is it not obvious why Nigeria is retrodeveloping? With Nigeria’s unlimited supply of sunlight, why wouldn’t Nigeria become a major player in the solar energy business? Before it becomes public knowledge, unscrupulous Nigerian businessmen may begin importing obsolete coal-fired power plants from China. These power plants will become abundant as China moves away from fossil fuel generated electricity. Remember the importation of old Scania buses and old analog telephone equipment. The young Nigerians should contact Adisa Akinloye and Moshood Abiola for answers.