An expert on energy sources, Mr Yemi Kolawole, on Tuesday, urged the Federal Government to invest more in alternative energy in order to bridge the gaps in the power sector.
Kolawole, the Chief Executive Officer of Topian Energy, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
The expert said investing more funds in alternative energy was the panacea in addressing the country’s energy needs, saying the conventional ones were unable to meet the desired expectations.
“Exploiting alternative sources such as solar will address our power needs which are in tens of thousands.
“Solar energy sources have the capacity to bridge the energy demand of the country and accelerate our quest for industrialisation,’’ Kolawole said.
According to him, alternative energy sources are about the best for the country because they are environmentally friendly.
He said that government could boost the nation’s power needs by taking advantage of wind in some part of the country.
“They could invest in wind turbine in desert-prone states in order to improve their energy supply.
“Establishing this sort of energy sources in various parts of the country will lead to energy sufficiency and economic growth will be accelerated,’’ Kolawole said.