ECN DG Delivers Lecture at Defence College, Gives Assurances on Agency's Expertise in Coordinating Policies for the Energy Sector

The Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) has given assurances of its readiness to take a pride of place as the lead agency for policy and planning in the energy sector at a time the country is attracting foreign investments in renewable energy projects.

It also made a case for a more robust energy security plan for Nigeria in case of emergency situations while soliciting support for the security of energy assets, infrastructure and investments.

Director General of the Commission, Dr Mustapha Abdullahi said this at a lecture on 'Energy Security and Sustainable Development' in Nigeria for Course 32 participants of the National Defence College (NDC) held on November 21, 2023, in Abuja.

Represented by the ECN Director of Energy Management, Ibrahim Bolaji Sulu, the DG also used the opportunity to outline the Nigeria's abundant renewable energy resources and their potentials.

The DG also gave an insight into ECN's vision and mission as well as its relationship with international agencies including the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) amongst others.

Speaking through his representative, Dr Abdullahi expressed the agency's readiness to foster closer working cooperation with the Defence College and other policy and strategic outfits of the nation's security agencies.

He was emphatic that the commission was prepared to provide the required expertise to drive the Nigeria Energy Transition Plan in collaboration with other stakeholders.

The Director, Energy Management, Ibrahim Bolaji Sulu with Air Commodore Ayodele Famuyiwa of National Defence College.

Deputy Commandant, National Defence College, Major General Lawrence Fejokwu presenting a plaque to Director, Energy Management, ECN, Ibrahim Bolaji Sulu