Cross Rivers signs MOU on clean energy with Oando, others in Dubai

By Samuel Ogunsona reporting from Dubai

The Cross Rivers State government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Oando Clean Energy to achieve net zero agenda and economic growth.

The state Governor who was represented by the Commissioner for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, Oden Ibiang Ewa, said COP28 is an avenue of action for the state to sign some MoUs with global partners which would contribute to the growth and environmental preservation of the state.

He said, “We believe OANDO is set to break ground in 2024. By the next COP, we anticipate the full implementation or advanced stages of these projects. Our MOU solidifies our belief that these projects will come to fruition,”

Oando clean energy Chief Executive Officer,CEO Ainojie Irune, while speaking to journalists at the event said “Our objective is to capture these winds in a manner that facilitates power creation, subsequently feeding the generated energy into the grid,”

He said “If we provide the power we can live, creating power that people desperately need in Nigeria is something that will change lives, by creating jobs and allowing people fend for themselves and earn honest living,”.

“We are already engaged in identifying the best locations across every state in the country for wind energy extraction.
With Cross River, our focus will be on a more detailed and equipment-based assessment,” he explained.

The CEO of Stratus Consult Limited, Prince Xavier Eyamba, during interview with Irohinoodua said they have the mandate to cover companies in Nigeria with the Federal Government and part of their responsibility is to produce designed innovative ideas and solutions.

“We believe that Cross Rivers state is rightly positioned to take the lead in green energy economy. So, COP28 has been for us because we managed to sign about three Memorandum of Understanding at the summit.”

“We believe we can take our climate change in one hand and assuring our GDP on the other hand. Therefore, we are realizing our strategic objectives as a government”

“Oando hopefully is going to break ground in 2024.We expect that by the time that we are at the next COP to have some of these projects either fully implemented or in the process but if you do realize, the strategic Memorandum of Understanding was signed with globally renowned companies”Xavier explained.

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