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Entrepreneur advocates human-centred approach to energy policy in Nigeria – From Stephen Okorie/Yenagoa

  •  Dr. Ekpenyong: Energy policies should be people friendly

An entrepreneur and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Kenyon International, Dr Victor Ekpenyong, has called for a human-centred approach to energy policies as people have remained central to energy demand.

  A statement by the Public Affairs Manager Kenyon International, Mr. Ifechukwu Muonyili,  stated that Ekpenyong, an oil and gas expert made the call on Monday during the ongoing Nigerian International Energy Summit 2024 (NIES 2023) in Abuja, during a panel discussion on Global Perspective for a Sustainable Energy Future. 

He urged policymakers to adopt a democratic approach to ensure that the result from energy policies were people friendly in terms of affordability.

He expressed concern that the policy-making process in Nigeria does not reflect the interest of the people and recounted his own experience setting up an assembling plant and facing exorbitant energy bills.

Ekpenyong explained the importance of energy for business success in Nigeria and cautioned that the transition to renewable energy is premature without accessible and affordable energy. 

He highlighted the obsolete transmission lines that convey energy generated and the need for viable transmission lines and technologies to make energy more accessible and affordable for all citizens.

He further called on all stakeholders to close ranks in achieving a human-centred energy sector and ensure that energy is affordable and accessible to all Nigerians. 

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