Green Energy Capable Of Creating 112 Million Jobs By 2030 - Envoy

By Clement Alphonsus
 Annett Gunther (German Ambassador to Nigeria)
Annett Gunther (German Ambassador to Nigeria)

German Ambassador to Nigeria, Annett Gunther, has expressed determination that the renewable energy can create over 112 million jobs by 2030.

This was disclosed by her in Abuja at a reception organised by the Federal Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology for a German delegation on green hydrogen, recently.

According to Gunther, “The hydrogen industry is growing, stimulating economic growth and creating jobs in the process.

“Hydrogen does not only seek to meet the climate change goals but also seeks to feed the population in this part of the world.

“We are on the same page in this partnership on hydrogen and it will be in the interest of both countries.”

She noted that the German Government was in partnership with Nigeria to combat climate change and related issues in the country.

Also, the ambassador revealed that Nigeria had an ambitious goal in its energy transition plan, developed under the previous administration to ensure zero emissions until 2060, adding that, if properly implemented, it could be impactful.

She said, “In our cooperation talks, we are interested in how to help Nigeria achieve that goal.

“We, therefore, have opened a hydrogen diplomacy office called the German-Nigerian hydrogen diplomacy office where experts organise meetings, conferences, and discussions and bring together stakeholders in the area of renewable energies and particularly on hydrogen.

“Even though gas is currently the primary source of energy and power, we have to chart the way forward. We need to have these discussions to reach our climate goals earlier or as soon as possible.”