Fresh concerns of public health and environmental disaster are looming in Nigeria and other African countries amid a worsening energy crisis and population explosion. He noted that energy transition and security are important and must occur simultaneously for both objectives to be achieved. According to him, energy security covers both uninterrupted access to energy and securing energy supplies at an affordable price, adding that the concern for Africa, especially in the short term, is the need to meet energy security. “Russia-Ukraine conflict showed the need for short-term interventions to address the energy crisis alongside mid-to long-term goals of energy transition,” Kragha said. According to him, African leaders must rethink differently otherwise energy security would be compromised by agendas which do not reflect the African situation.
Source: The Guardian March 14, 2023 15:15 UTC