15 June 2016, Sweetcrude, Abuja – Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has canvassed for global support for Nigeria in the area of renewable energy, insisting that the country stands to benefit in terms of job creation and affordable power supply if well harnessed.
Saraki also gave kudos to the United Kingdom parliament for collaborating with the nation’s legislative bodies in putting resources and relevant laws in place for the benefit of the people.
Speaking when he hosted a delegation from the UK Parliament led by MP Kate Osumor, in his office, Saraki said the challenges facing Nigeria at present are surmountable and urged Nigerians to join forces with the present administration in finding lasting solutions to the present economic, social and security challenges.
Highlighting the significance of renewable energy to the country, the Senate President pointed out that the sector when fully tapped will boost job creation as thousands of unemployed youths will be engaged and become useful to the nation.
He added that with renewable energy, and the support from the international community, issues of epileptic power supply in the country will be a thing of the past