Minister calls for indigenous solar cell production




The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has called for production of indigenous solar cells; he added that the production of indigenous solar cells will have a positive attendant effect on many industries in the country.

The Minister made the call during a virtual meeting in his office he had with the Director General of the international Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) based in Dubai U.A.E, Mr. Francesco La Camera on Thursday, in Abuja.

The statement signed by the press department FMST, states that the indigenous production of solar cells will drop the price of solar panels by 60% and aid Nigeria’s transformation into a green economy.

The Minister said Nigeria is committed to ensure the protection and preservation of the planet for future generations. He added that Nigeria will participate and fulfil all its obligations as a member state of IRENA.

Earlier, the Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Mr. Francesco La Camera hailed Nigeria’s commitment to the agency.

He said that the agency will collaborate further with Nigeria in developing renewable energy and ways to boost Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into Nigeria.

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