Kenyon International CEO, Dr Victor Ekpenyong, delivered a thought-provoking contribution during the NIES2023 panel discussion on ‘Global Perspective for a Sustainable Energy Future’. His insightful comments emphasized the need for a human-centric approach to energy, comparing energy to democracy in that it should be for the people. However, he expressed concern that the policy-making process in Nigeria does not reflect this sentiment and recounted his own experience setting up an assembling plant and facing exorbitant energy bills.
Dr Ekpenyong stressed the importance of energy for business success in Nigeria and cautioned that the transition to renewable energy is premature without accessible and affordable energy. He highlighted the obsolete transmission lines that convey energy generated and the need for viable transmission lines and technologies to make energy more accessible and affordable for all citizens.
In conclusion, Dr Ekpenyong called on all stakeholders to adopt a human-centric approach to energy policy and ensure that energy is affordable and accessible to all Nigerians. Kenyon International remains committed to playing a pivotal role in advocating for an energy policy that benefits all Nigerians.