The Honorable Commissioner for Energy, Mines and Mineral Resources, Engr. Razaq Obe, was among the key stakeholders who gathered at Lagos Continental Hotel on April 7, 2022, for the event powered by Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP) tagged Unveiling Electric Vehicle Opportunity for Rural and Peri-urban Communities in Nigeria.
NESP is a technical assistance programme aimed at enabling and fostering investments in the domestic market for renewable energy and energy efficiency and improving access to electricity in Nigeria. NESP is co-funded by the European Union and the German government and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Power (FMP).
At the event, electric vehicles (EVs) and electric motorcycles were unveiled. The DG of National Automotive Design NADDC and Development Council (NADDC), Mr. Jelani Aliyu, showcased the huge progress being made in the sub-sector.
Solar-powered mini-grids are critical to EV prospects in remote areas, hence the need to build them in target communities. Ondo State has over a dozen mini grids running and aims to commission over thirty before year end 2022 as part of its effort to be a national leader in clean energy solution. Affordable and clean energy is a key deliverable of Element 7 of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s REDEEMED Agenda which he pursues with fervor.
— Banji Akadiri (MEMMR Information Officer).