Energy Hub Seeks ACCI’S Support In Establishing Renewable Energy Institute, Others
The EnergyHub Nigeria Limited, has sought the collaboration of Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry in different sectors including renewable energy sources, E-commerce amongst others in Nigeria.
The delegation, led by their Chairman Dr. Felix Amieyeofori on Wednesday sought ACCI’S support in establishing a renewable energy Institute in the country with the hope of finding solutions to the deficit power generation and supply the country is experiencing.
President of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode told the gathering the Chamber was willing to collaborate with the Hub on areas that would progress the development of the country.
He emphasized that E-commerce was critical and important because “that is the trend now. COVID-19 has shown us why, and every country is keying into”. “So digital engagement in business has come to stay and we must embrace and key into it” he added.
The President who decried that Nigeria is versed in research but poor in development explained that the Universities should be strengthened to be able to carry out research and development for the economic progress of the country.
He told the gathering the Chamber contributes to national development by assisting government in policy issues through its Policy Advocacy Center (PAC). He said the Center sensitizes government by alerting them on new trajectories in business and how to embrace it.
Speaking earlier, Dr Felix Amieyeofori said the Hub hopes to partner with ACCI and some select universities on research and development.
“We are already talking to Universities to make their researches seen so that the industries can demand researches from them directly to drive innovation” he said.
“We will work in collaboration with the universities and with you (ACCI)” on areas of renewable energy to bring solar off-grid isolation into the country.