President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that ending international funding for gas as fossil fuel would create dire challenges for gas-producing countries, especially those in Africa.
Buhari said that Nigeria had started transiting from petrol to natural gas in line with global net-zero emission target.
He also restated his administration’s vow to making access to reliable energy affordable for Nigerians as one of the ways of promoting the net-zero emission goal.
He spoke during a virtual meeting of the Africa Regional Heads of Government Commonwealth Roundtable chaired by Prince of Wales, Prince Charles.
The President was represented by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) at the meeting attended by the Presidents Paul Kagame (Rwanda), Lazarus Chakwera (Malawi), Julius Bio (Sierra Leone), Filipe Nyusi (Mozambique), Mokgweesi Masisi (Botswana), and Adama Barrow (The Gambia). Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland was also at the event.