VON, Energy Commission to collaborate on climate change mitigation

Director-General of Voice Nigeria, Mallam Jibrin Baba Ndace, says the agency is ready to collaborate with Energy Commission of Nigeria to enlighten Nigerians on dangers of climate change by creating awareness on energy-efficient and climate-friendly cooling system.

Ndace stated this when he received Acting Director linkages, Research, Energy Commission of Nigeria, Samaila Gambo- Zaku who paid him a visit in Abuja on Thursday.

Ndace said climate change is causing serious environmental challenges with the weather remaining hot even when the air conditioners are turned on.

He said as part of efforts to deepen partnership between the two agencies VON will help to amplify activities of the sustainable cooling project.

“Climate change is a huge challenge to the world. Recently Sudan had to close their schools because the children couldn’t take the heat.

 “What you’re doing now is in line with global best practices no matter what to do especially that you are partnering with intentional organization if you do not shape the narrative and create positive narrative even the fund will not come.

“So I want to assure you that you have come home, Voice of Nigeria, on this project and all other projects, we are available to carry all your stories to amplify it, to tell it to retell it to Nigerians and the world” he said

Speaking earlier, the National Director, Nigeria Sustainable Cooling Project and the Acting Director linkages, Research, Energy Commission of Nigeria, Samaila Gambo- Zaku, says there is a need for increase in awareness and support for promotional campaigns to bring about ownership and buy-in in Nigeria with respect to clean cooling in the country.