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According to the International Energy Agency, there are over 770 million people in the world today without access to electricity, 77% of which are in Sub-saharan Africa.

 

The Sustainable Development Goal 7 of the UN Agenda, aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030. Given we are only a few years to 2030, I explore the progress, challenges and opportunities for achieving this goal across the African continent.

Rural Electrification in Nigeria

Using Nigeria as a case study, I had a conversation with Bolaji Onalaja from the Rural Electrification Agency to understand the current situation in Nigeria, challenges and available opportunities for renewable energy in ensuring access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy for all by 2030. 

The Rural Electrification Agency(REA) is the Implementing Agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria tasked with electrification of rural and unserved communities. [1]

This episode was hosted by Bolaji Akinola-Alli
Co-hosted by Demilade Adeyemi and Daniel Ogbonna

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