Nigerian universities embrace alternative power sources

With assistance from the federal ministry of education and international donors, Nigerian universities are taking advantage of alternative energy production technology to generate their own electrical supply from a variety of sources.

Last week it was reported that Nigerian Minister of Environment Mohammed Mahmood told the Climate Action Summit 2019 taking place in New York that seven Nigerian universities run strictly on renewable energy and 30 more federal universities are coming on board.

In some cases, the institutions have been able to sever links with the national grid, becoming self-sufficient in electricity supply for teaching and research purposes.

They do not outsource the generation, production and distribution of renewable energy; they are under the strict control of both students and staff of faculties of engineering in each university.

In an era of climate and environmental change the innovation would assist in fighting environmental and noise pollution.