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In Abuja, on the 7th of December, 2021, Crenstar Renewable Energy Initiative, CREN, held its Annual General Meeting at the Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotel.

The CREN National President, Dr. Sunny Akpoyibo during an exclusive interview with journalists at the event stated that CREN has arrived at a resolution on siting a battery manufacturing plant to which his contribution was the donation of six (6) hectares of land.

Earlier, Dr. Sunny Akpoyibo in his speech disclosed that CREN works on bringing together the professional sector, government and civil servants, academics, associations, industry, financial institutions and services, the not-for-profit sector, and end-users to act as an advocate and platform for efficient, appropriate renewable energy awareness, development, standards, expertise, implementation; and to contribute towards developing a comprehensive and deployable sustainable energy strategy for Nigeria.

“The Council has contributed to the development of several policies on Renewable Energy and is fully invested in ensuring Nigeria achieves total energy access through clean energy by creating standards and quality; enhancing expertise/training/skills acquisition; creating awareness and developing/building capacity; developing business and promoting sectoral growth; as well as promoting clean energy generation, deployment, climate change adaptation, and mitigation”.

Similarly, speaking at the induction segment of the event, Dr. Akpoyibo urged the new inductees to engage in advocacy stressing that that’s the only way the general public would know and understand that solar is the future.

Speaking further on what the government can do to help achieve renewable energy at its peak in Nigeria, “create an enabling environment for renewable energy to strive because it has huge socio-economic and environmental impact on the public”.

The National Publicity Secretary, Dr. Uzodinma Adirieje while reacting to questions from journalists outlined a series of challenges the CREN is facing resolving that the government can do better by critically analysing the policies and programs relating to renewable energy space, to encourage the players to remain in the business.

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