The Nigerian government and the Kingdom of Denmark have agreed to collaborate on ensuring the success of the green energy transition in Nigeria.
Mr Dan Jorgensen, Denmark’s Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy, disclosed this during an interview with journalists, shortly after a meeting with the Nigerian Vice President Kashim Shettima.
Nairametrics reports that the meeting between Jorgensen and Shettima took place at the Presidential Villa, in Abuja, the Nigerian capital on Monday.
According to Jorgensen, Nigeria had a huge potential in solar energy which was very cheap and reliable.
The minister commended President Bola Tinubu’s administration’s bold step in transitioning to green energy, stressing that it was a great opportunity for collaboration between the two countries.
Jorgensen explained that Denmark had successfully transitioned from using oil, gas, and coal to renewable energy sources and energy efficiency measures.
According to the minister, Denmark had a wealth of experience in the renewable energy system. “We have changed our energy system so that we move away from the Oil and Gas and coal and instead use renewables and deploying energy efficiency measures.
“When we started our energy transition in Denmark, we didn’t do it because of climate change or even the environment because that was back in the 1970s, it was not on the agenda then.
“We did it for another reason, we wanted to become independent. We wanted to make the most rational decision from an economic standpoint.
“What has shown in Denmark obviously is different from country to country but we can differently share our own experience,” he said.