NEITI’s national dialogue on energy transition begins

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The countdown to the National Dialogue on Energy Transition convened by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has begun.

Obiageli Onuorah, the Head, of Communications and Advocacy, in a statement, stated that NEITI is hosting the event in collaboration with the Natural Resource Governance (NRGI) and BudgIt Foundation.

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The event expected to hold in Abuja on the 6th of October 2022 will discuss the Nigeria Energy Transition Plan, explore the global challenges associated with Energy Transition and seek ideas from industry experts on managing the risks and opportunities for Nigeria.

The Executive Secretary of NEITI, Dr Orji Ogbonnaya Orji disclosed that Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has been invited to deliver the keynote address.

Dr Orji stated that the Dialogue is aimed at creating awareness of the implications of the energy transition on the economy and citizens of Nigeria, seeking status updates on the country’s plan, and ensuring the perspectives of Nigerian citizens and experts are incorporated into the plan.

“As a statutory body and a leading multi-stakeholder platform for dialogue on natural resources in Nigeria, NEITI has a pivotal role to play in shaping the government’s policy on energy transition, ensuring inclusivity of the process and sustainability of public discourse in the development of the plan that is why we are hosting the dialogue”. The Executive Secretary affirmed.

The NEITI boss maintained that the dialogue will also develop a shared agenda that will include perspectives and data analysis on how the transition will affect Nigeria’s economy and the approach to be adopted by the government.

“NEITI believe that government needs to make informed and evidence-based decisions to engage with the transition process in meaningful, impactful, and beneficial ways that will ensure the country is not left behind.

“Nigeria needs to avoid bad decisions and put in place an appropriate policy response that mitigates the risks and enhances the benefits and diversification potential of the transition to the country.”

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