Participants have called for increased focus and inclusion of Green Hydrogen as part of the Energy Transition Plan.
The call was made at the Second German-Nigerian symposium on Green Hydrogen held in Abuja. Organized by the German Nigerian Hydrogen Office.
The Country Director of GIZ Nigeria and ECOWAS, Marcus Wagner in his opening remarks emphasized on the long history of cooperation and relationship shared between Nigeria and Germany and how this is another avenue to build on that good relationship.
“The essence of this symposium is our shared vision of the world, that we see energy at the forefront providing a path to economic growth and environmental solutions”, he said.
The Ambassador of Germany to Nigeria, Annette Gunther, in her opening remarks, emphasized that Green Hydrogen is the future for a sustainable environment for all, as well as being a cleaner energy source.
With participants and speakers lobbying for hydrogen inclusion into the energy mix, there are strong indications that the Federal government through the ministry of power would start inclusion of Green Hydrogen into the Nigerian Energy mix. This was echoed by the Minister of State for Environment and Ecological Management, Dr Ishak Salako.
The Honourable Minister of State disclosed that the government needs support to achieve its long term development strategies and green hydrogen inclusion would be a big boost to the energy sector.
Various speakers at the workshop, reiterating this push, spoke on classifying low carbon hydrogen as a building block of a just transition in Nigeria, with the private sector positioned as a key player in the energy transition.
Actively looking at avenues to scale, Hydrogen especially in its two forms, Blue and Green, are now seen as the new technology that would revolutionize whatever society buys into it first.