Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), is hosting an ENERGY transition event in collaboration with the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), and BudgIt Foundation. This was revealed in a statement signed by the Head of Communications and Advocacy, Obiageli Onuorah. Dr. Ogbonnaya Orji, the Executive Secretary of NEITI, disclosed that Yemi Osinbajo would be the Keynote Speaker. He further added that the dialogue aims at establishing awareness on the implication of the energy transition, on the economy and citizens of Nigeria, and to incorporate the opinions of citizens and industry experts.
The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will headline the national dialogue in the event that will be hosted in Abuja. The focus of the event is discussing ideas from citizens and industry experts on managing the risk and opportunities for Nigeria. The current situation of the nation calls for immediate action and not series of continuous meetings that effect no change. Africa emits 3.8% of carbon and this is the least ranked in the World. Issues like Asuu strike has been thriving for a long time now but no one sees the need to fund the educational body so that students can continue with the process that makes them “Leaders of Tomorrow”. Major issues in the nation should be treated as important and with urgency, if we truly desire a change for our nation.
The Vice-President should kindly spend the time dealing with more pressing matters and avoid fora that does infinitesimal good to the development and stability of the nation. The youths are being deprived of the main opportunity that will help increase their strength in life, build up their confidence and expand their creative ability such that they can take up the challenges of the nation proffer lasting solution – Education. Professor Osinbajo, a former member of the ASUU can kindly use his understanding of the system he came out from and proffer a one-off solution to the prolonged strike such that posterity will have him to thank for the change.