BY ISAAC OLAMIKAN
Executive Director of the Environmental Rights Action and Friends of the Earth, Nigeria(ERA/FoEN), Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, has asserted that Nigeria must embrace the global campaign on energy transition from dirty to clean energy so as to safeguard the lives of the people, adding that the solution to the crisis is to decentralise energy so that individuals and communities can become stakeholders in the energy transition process.
He made the assertion at a one day workshop on empowering community women for renewable energy access held at Ugbowo, Benin city recently.
Dr. Ojo stated that the issue of climate change has taken on a monumental dimension such that there is so much health challenge been encountered on a daily basis by people in the course of carrying out daily chores.
He affirmed that it was as a result of its desire to alleviate the massive challenges posed by dirty energy that it organised the workshop in partnership with Culture of Resistance Network.
Dr. Ojo said that the workshop was organised for Women knowing that it will result in a multiplier effect. He appealed to the federal and state governments to support the women.
The environmentalist charged the women to expand the coast and impart the knowledge they gained from the workshop on others in their localities.
Also commenting, Barrister Austin Osakue, a rights campaigner, while enumerating the extent of the health challenges posed by climate change, stated that there is no alternative to clean energy which he described as a process that must take place.
Mrs. Loveth Imadojemu, Executive Director of Excellent Women Rural Empowerment Foundation, charged the participants to master the act of managing their investment in business properly so as to get good yield.
BY ISAAC OLAMIKAN