Research into alternative energy instead of oil – Onuesoke tells FG –

August 22, 2016 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Uncategorized


A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Delta State, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, has advised the Federal Government to intensify research into alternative energy instead of spending funds on the search for oil in the northern part of the country.

Giving the advice while reacting to the Federal Government’s directive to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to embark on exploration of oil in the North, Onuesoke said it is a waste of funds at a time other countries are diversifying to less expensive and pollution free sources of energy like sugar, ethanol, solar and electricity driven cars and airplanes.


He argued that when other countries are saving money by conducting research into alternative energy, Nigeria is investing on exploration of oil as source of energy and revenue.

“Nigeria has abundant sources of alternative energy such as solar, biomass, as well as wind. The only problem is that the country does not have the equipment to convert these forms of energy into power. If that be the case, funds expended in conducting research into exploration should be diverted into procuring equipment for the aforementioned sources of alternative energy that are abundant in the country,” Onuesoke stressed.