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Nigeria Opens Africa’s First Renewable Energy Academy

After the recent launch of Asteven’s energy academy, Nigeria became the first country in sub-Saharan Africa with an academy where green vendors, service providers, installers, technicians and technology distributors renewable energies can be formed.

As a provider of green energy solutions, and as part of its commitment to adapting a holistic approach to sustainability while playing a greater role in adopting effective practices in Africa, the Asteven Group says that Academy is built and structured online to support rapidly developing markets for renewable energy and energy efficiency industry.

The event earlier this week was therefore described as a timely intervention, particularly as Nigeria is currently struggling for self-sufficiency in power generation and supply.

According to green energy solution providers, the Academy’s program will facilitate the receipt of global professional certifications in each field of study.

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While talking about the urgent need to create jobs and opportunities, Sunny Akpoyibo, Group Executive Director, noted that the Academy was born out of the need to develop local capacity, change the course of energy in Nigeria and increase job creation. He drew public attention to the fact that about 60% of Nigerians do not have access to modern forms of energy.

The Academy’s initiative complements an earlier installation project of more than 20 megawatts of renewable energy in Nigeria.

If according to some, the Asteven group is probably at the forefront of the renewable energy market revolution, it is because its project has not only helped to illuminate the project areas, but also to reduce harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for ozone.

According to reports, about 94 percent of Nigeria’s population is highly dependent on fossil fuels, generators, kerosene, firewood, and so on. Adding to the crippling growth rates of development in Nigeria, lack of energy has become one of the biggest threats.

The federal government must redouble its efforts to provide resources that will improve access to energy in the country.

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Written by How Africa

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