Adoption of alternative energies has the potential of creating a multiplier effect on Nigeria’s development and socio-political orientation.
According to Dr Henrietta Onwuegbuzie, Associate professor of entrepreneurship at the Lagos Business School, the drive towards the energy transition can play a huge role in several ways;
* providing access to energy,
* bringing about innovation that motivates shared prosperity measures
* These can ultimately lead to a level of livelihood where citizens are comfortable enough to insist on institutional accountability.
Dr. Onwuegbuzie disclosed that Poverty breeds impunity; stating that lack of adequate financial resources and the daily grind to make ends met has compelled most citizens to ignore their right to insist on accountability.
The Entrepreneurship expert, who was a speaker at the Alternative Energy Forum organized by BusinessDay and Moman, which held earlier today in Lagos, insisted that from her research, it was obvious that those on the lower rung of society, including students are more open to adopting alternative energies.
“Innovative alternatives can create a shared prosperity platform for solid entrepreneurship”.
“All that is required is the right technical and investment support to bring about a quiet revolution in energy sufficiency and socio-economic wellbeing”.