Energy and Rural Development

The Energy Commission of Nigeria has continued with its rural development programmes characterized by the construction, installation and, in some cases, commissioning of pilot and demonstration projects that are aimed at both improving the standard of living of the rural populace through the utilization and popularisation of our abundant renewable energy resources, as well as providing the desired conducive environment which is absolutely necessary for rapid rural industrialization in particular and National industrial development in general through the provision of employment opportunities and the much-desired technical skills which could ultimately lead to the drastic reduction in the growing social problem of rural-urban migration.

With the growing interest in the development and application of renewable energy resources, the Commission has been undertaking research and development activities in various aspects of renewable energy utilization. So far, a number of the technologies have since been shown to be feasible and ready for adoption, especially in the rural areas of Nigeria.