Global Rights, others kick against FG’s coal to power initiatives

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An international rights organisation, Global Rights Nigeria and other experts have kicked as the Federal Government’s moves to generate power from coal, Vanguard reports.

This was contained in the report presented by the Country Director, Global Rights Nigeria, Abiodun Baiyewu-Teru, titled To Coal or Not To Coal: A Powerful Question, at the weekend in Abuja. Baiyewu-Teru stated that the move will endanger the lives of Nigerians if the government goes ahead with it.

The Country Director, also said the 30% coal power source utilisation policy was in contrast with the commitment made by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Climate Change Conference, Marrakech (COP22) in 2016 that Nigeria would become a reference point in carbon emission reduction.