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.
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.