COAL IS NOT THE ANSWER.

COAL IS NOT THE ANSWER.

Retired Federal Permanent Secretary and Managing Director/Chief Executive, Favour Oil & Gas Limited, Chief Robert Usman Audu is so 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.

See https://www.google.com/amp/www.vanguardngr.com/2016/11/coal-nigeria-can-generate-17500mw-5-years-audu/amp/?client=safari

When Nigeria has leaders such as Robert Audu, is it not obvious why Nigeria is back-pedaling on development? With Nigeria’s unlimited supply of sunlight, why would Nigeria not become a major player in the solar energy business? Unscrupulous Nigerian business executives may begin importing obsolete coal-fired power plants from China before it becomes public knowledge. These power plants will become abundant as China moves away from fossil fuel-generated electricity. Does anyone remember the importation of old Scania buses and old analog telephone equipment? The youth of Nigeria should contact Adisa Akinloye and Moshood Abiola for answers.

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