On December 9, 2010, the harmonised version of the National Climate Change Commission Bill was forwarded to President Goodluck Jonathan for assent. It was reportedly received on his behalf by his Special Adviser on National Assembly Matters, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh. It is now more than eight months since the transmission of the bill and there
SIR: Globally, about 1.2billion people lack access to electricity according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Nigeria has a share of about 8% yet waste more than 40% of generated electricity. The energy deficit in Nigeria is glaring, so much so that it has stifled ALL meaningful economic development. Still, most businesses spent scarce
Despite Nigeria’s large oil reserves, energy poverty appears to be one of the most striking characteristics of the citizenry, with the formal power sector consistently failing to deliver. With per capita electricity consumption falling below 150kwh, the situation looks dire. Rural communities, however, seem to suffer the most deprivation – even as a national programme
The Better Life Programme for the African Rural Woman (BLPARW) with support from the Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (NIAF) has launched an initiative to provide clean cooking energy to women all across Nigeria. In an event attended by over 50 women groups from various states, the women deliberated on the dangers of smoke from firewood
With Support from Australian High Commission’s direct aid program, ICEED is implementing a pilot project among IDPs settled in Malkohi on the outskirts of Yola town in Adamawa State. Adamawa state has 136,010 internally displaced persons. About 200 IDP households have settled in Malkohi, not far from the government run IDP camp and in
Nigerian agriculture is particularly vulnerable to climate variability. Over 90% of crop production is dependent on rain-fed systems. The agricultural sector contributes 42% of the country’s gross domestic product, and employs about 70% of the total labour force. The limited coverage of irrigation, mechanisation and use of key farm inputs heightens current vulnerability, and will
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