The federal government of Nigeria has adopted the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) action plan on gender mainstreaming to tackle energy poverty, disparity and non-inclusion in Nigeria.
Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, made the disclosure during a workshop for validation of the National Action Plan for Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access, with the theme, Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access, organised by the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) in Abuja.
Represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, William Alo, the minister lauded the centre for ensuring that the policy was embraced as a national strategy.
He said the action plan will not only allow the country to meet regional requirements of removing the barrier of equal participation of men and women in energy access, but also align Nigeria’s 30:30:30 electricity vision to SDG goal numbers 5 (Gender Equality), 7 (Affordable Energy) and 13 which is Climate Change.
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