Cop26: REA Joined Other Global Stakeholders at the 26th Iteration in Glasgow

In November, 2021 the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) joined other global stakeholders at the 26th iteration of the United Nations Conference of Parties (COP) to deepen discussions on climate change and renewable energy as well as the need for accelerated impact in the off-grid sector.

While delivering his remarks, at the Nigerian Pavilion during a Side Event themed "Accelerating Finance for Sustainable Low Carbon Opportunities in Nigeria”, hosted by Rural Electrification Agency, the Honourable Minister of State, Power. Goddy Jedy-Agba who led the Nigerian delegation from the power sector commended the Federal Government for its continued investments and achievements in the renewable energy space, especially the off-grid.  

He noted that the recent submission of the reviewed Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) by the Nigerian government is another testament to the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration on energy transition.  He also assured of the critical role the Federal Ministry of Power will continue to play as the nation journeys towards clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy for all Nigerians.
The Nigeria Electrification Project was adequately showcased as well as the myriad opportunities open to stakeholders under the Rural Electrification Fund (REF) and the Solar Power Naija (SPN) programme designed as part of the Economic Sustainability Plan of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The event which was moderated by Head, Project Management Unit, Anita Otubu had in attendance MD/CEO of REA, Engr. Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad, with other team of panelists which included the Director, Renewable and Rural Power Access, Federal Ministry of Power Engr. Faruk Yusuf; the Executive Director, Rural Electrification Agency (REF) Dr. Sanusi Ohiare; the Executive Director, Technical Services Engr. Barka Sajou as well as the Adviser on Climate Finance and Capital Markets at the Climate Finance Accelerator (CFA), Obi Ugochuku

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