By Musa Gada, SokotoÂ
Sokoto State Government has appealed to the Federal Government to assist it in its bid to develop wind and other alternative energy sources.Â Speaking when he hosted officials from the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology and those of Centre for Energy Research and Training, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal said Nigeriaâ€™s desire to have sustainable and affordable electricity cannot be achieved without diversification of the countryâ€™s energy sources.Â
â€œIn Sokoto, the potential to generate electricity from hydro, carbon and solar sources are high. But I am very particular about wind energy because it has not been explored in the past. All that is needed is a political will and organisational capacity and capability to bring all stakeholders together and produce result,â€ Tambuwal said.Â
The governor who emphasised the importance of alternative energy observed that the state government is willing to harness all sources of energy available to it so as to meet up with energy needs of the state.Â
He said Sokoto state had benefitted from some of the work the center did in the past, and urged the Federal Government to fully fund its activities and ensure its sustenance.