President Muhammadu Buhari says Africa requires huge amount of energy generation to drive its development, as the world combat climate change.
The President, who was represented by Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, stated this at a three-day Nigeria-Africa Natural Resources and Energy Investment Summit, in Abuja, theme” Towards a Greener Africa”.
Buhari, noted that Africa should have huge energy generation as the world shift away from fossil fuel to clean and renewable energy sources to drive its development.
He stressed that in the midst of energy transition lied many challenges and opportunities for a continent yearning for development.
Earlier, Adegbite said the summit would convene the African mining, finance, power and energy, oil and gas sectors to chart a way forward for the development of natural resources and energy projects in a sustainable and climate friendly manner.