How poor energy development impedes industrialisation efforts – Minister

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu,

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

Oscarline Onwuemenyi 28 September 2016, Sweetcrude, Abuja – The Federal Government has stressed the need to increase Nigeria’s energy sources through diversification in order to boost industrialisation and grow the economy.

Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, disclosed this in Abuja, saying the nation needed to exploit more of the energy resources it was blessed with to allow for an enhanced industrialisation process.

He said the role of energy through the Ministry of Science and Technology in diversifying a sustainable and competitive economy could not be over emphasised.

Onu said, “We have also come to the realisation that we need to make sure that the energy which we require to ensure that the industrialisation process is in the country takes off and that we do all the necessary investments because without energy, without power, without electricity it is very difficult for a nation to industrialise.”

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