How Poor Energy Transition Management May Impact Nigeria’s Marginalized Groups

By Mbamara Jecinta

In the November 15th edition of the Just Energy Transition (JET) radio programme being implemented by Spaces for Change in Imo State, resource persons x-rayed the gains and challenges that might occur if energy transition is not properly implemented and managed by the government and stakeholders. Of particular interest is how the process might impact marginalized groups in the country such as women and artisanal refiners.

The radio programme is part of the Extractive Industry and Climate Change Governance Project, titled From Exclusion to Inclusion in National Just Transition Plans, implemented with support from the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP).

Resource persons Mr. Chibundu Uchegbu, a proponent of good governance, and Engr. Iwuaba Chukwumaeze, Principal Engineer, Electrical Services, Ministry of Power and Water Resources in Imo state, who spoke on Osiza FM emphasized that energy transition is about people—both those creating the policies and those for whom they are intended, underscoring the need to ensure proper management and implementation.

They spoke of how systematic risks will be reduced, capital will increase, and social lenses will be strengthened, thereby empowering young people and communities to take control of their just futures. Click the attached audio recording for the detailed conversation.



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