By Saheed Ibrahim
The Nigerian Society of Engineers(NSE), Akure branch, has advocated for clean energy as an alternative to fossil fuel.
The Chairman of the branch, Mr. Ezekiel Oloruntola at a press conference told The Hope that clean energy from water, wind and solar are very accessible and environmentally friendly.
He stressed the need for a legal framework in renewable energy and encouragement of strict implementation of energy regulatory strategies.
Oloruntola while rolling out the activities lined up for the 2022 Engineers Week of the Akure Branch, said this year’s theme would focus on ‘oil and oil alternative mix for energy sustainability in the developing nation’.
“This year, our focus is on “Oil and Oil Alternative mix for Energy Sustainability in a Development Nation “. We have carefully chosen this as our theme for this year because of our concern for the present power in development nations and Nigerian particular.
“This crisis may persist unless there is diversification of the energy sources. The current pattern of energy from fossil fuel is Environmentally Unsustainable.
“Statistics have shown that over 60%-70% of the Nigerian population does not have access to electricity and globally, more than 2 billion people still lack access to basic energy.”
The Ondo State Honourable Commissioner for Energy Mines and Mineral Resources, Engr. Razaq Obe will deliver a lecture on ‘Oil and Oil Alternative mix for Energy Sustainability in a Development Nation’ at a public lecture at the Diner and Award Night on Saturday while Engr. Professor (Oba) Adebisi Akinola of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Federal University of Technology (FUTA) would deliver a public lecture on “Employing Engineering Approach to Improving Existing Systems for Local Production” in Wednesday.
Other activities lined up for the annual celebration include Annual General Meeting and election, health walk, games, Jumaat and Thanksgiving services.