The Federal Government has embarked on exploring opportunities in green hydrogen as part of its efforts to transition from fossil fuels to cleaner energy sources. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Gas), Ekperikpe Ekpo, revealed this during the Stakeholders’ Engagement on Green Hydrogen Development in Nigeria organized by the Federal Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Technology in Abuja.
Ekpo emphasized the importance of pursuing sustainable energy solutions, which has led stakeholders to explore the uncharted territories of green hydrogen production. Green hydrogen, derived from splitting water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen using electricity generated from renewable sources, holds promise in mitigating the detrimental impacts of climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels.
The Minister of Innovation, Science, and Technology, Uche Geoffrey, highlighted the significance of green hydrogen in addressing climate change and reducing environmental pollution. The move signifies the government’s commitment to embracing innovative approaches to energy production and transitioning towards a more sustainable and environmentally friendly energy landscape.