By Isaac Olamikan, Senior Correspondent, Benin
Godwin Uyi Ojo, the Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action and Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), has called on the government to see renewable energy as an option to that can be adopted to address issue of the effect of climate change.
The environmentalist made the call at a training workshop on climate change and renewable energy options/practical demonstration for communities which was held in Benin City.
The training workshop focused on climate change and how deforestation and dependence on fuel wood contributes to environmental degradation and health hazards for end users especially women.
It was attended by participants from communities in Bayelsa, Rivers, Edo and Delta States and it is part of the effort to promote energy for all in line with the United Nations and Sustainable Development Goal 7.
Practical demonstrations on the use of varieties of solar energy gadgets and energy saving stoves as alternatives to dirty energy where carried out.
Ojo asserted that the only way forward for the country is by copying what is practiced in other countries where the new trend is adoption of renewable energy.