Nigeria, Israel sign bilateral agreement on green energy
London, July 30, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Nigeria and the State of Israel on Wednesday signed a bilateral agreement in the field of green energy development
The agreement was between the government of Nigeria and an Israeli firm, DOR Group of companies on methanol production technology.
Mr Mohammed Abdullahi, Minister of state for Science and Technology, who spoke after the signing, said the Nigerian Government was determined to execute the terms of the agreement.
Abdullahi said the signing of the MoU would change the fortunes of Nigeria significantly.
According to him, the methanol technology shall expand the chemical industry value-chain, replacing kerosene as household cooking fuel, and contribute to efficient and effective transportation.
He added that other advantages of the methanol production technology was to mitigate climate change and improve electricity generation.
Speaking, Yotam told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that “Dor” Group is one of the leading companies in Israel in the field of energy.
He expressed appreciation to both the Dor partners and the ministry over the success of the signing of the agreement.
According to him, the company had excelled in the production of methanol as a safe, clean and green substitute for fuel in Israel and now in Nigeria.
Yotam said: “Both Dor and the diplomatic relations and friendship between Israel and Nigeria are now 60 years old.
“The process that brought us today has neither been short nor simple, after many test and checks of possibilities and probabilities, it is commencing.
“Israel is happy to bring technologies and knowledge to Nigeria, especially in this dire time, when job opportunities are scarce and much needed.
“We believe this project will change the future of Nigeria and Africa in general, particularly when it comes to green, clean energy.
“We know West Africa region looks up to Nigeria and we are happy to celebrate the beginning of this bilateral relation.”
He thanked Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, Nigeria’s Minister of Science and Technology and other partners of Dor in Nigeria for their belief in the project to have contributed to the success of the agreement since the inception.
Meanwhile, Onu commended Israel’s remarkable achievements in the development of technology.
According to him, Israel had always excelled in whatever they set their minds on and thereby commended the signing of the bilateral agreement as a win-win situation for both countries.