Federal Government advocates broader gas usage to curb deforestation

Written by on September 15, 2022

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the State House while receiving the United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Change, John Kerry, has called for a wider use of gas as a replacement for “dirtier fuels”, saying doing so would arrest deforestation while ensuring that the country has the necessary energy base load for industrialization.

It is reported that Prof. Osinbajo had discussed the Energy Transition Plan during his recent visit to Washington D.C., where he met with his American counterpart, VP Kamala Harris, at the White House, among other top US government officials.

In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande he said that Yemi Osinbajo noted that other developing countries would also benefit from the adoption of gas as a transition fuel and the use of gas as a transition fuel would not only help in stemming deforestation, it would also advance Nigeria’s broader development goals, especially because Nigeria has one of the largest gas reserves in the world.


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