By Kelvin Alohan
On 17 and 18 January, 2023, the Just Energy Transition radio program returned to the airwaves on Redemption 101.5, Abak, Akwa Ibom State and Quest 95.1Fm, Ughelli, Delta State respectively, for in-depth discussion and analysis of the research titled; ‘Energy Transition in Nigeria’s Oil-rich Communities.’
The research was conducted under the auspices of the project ‘From Exclusion to Inclusion in National Just Transition Plans,’ by Spaces for Change in partnership with Youths & Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC), and Extractive360. It is aimed at gauging the perspectives of oil rich communities on Nigeria’s energy transition plans as well as the alternatives placed before communities in the national transition policy document.
Extractive360 Editor, Juliet Ukanwosu who was the guest at both radio stations gave a general breakdown of the research, why it was conducted, the key findings and recommendations as well as plans for dissemination of the research findings to communities and other stakeholders.
The very interactive episodes had numerous callers, most of whom were shocked to learn about the findings of the research and seeking to know what fate awaited the people and communities in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region.
The JET radio program is implemented by Extractive360 in partnership with Spaces for Change and support from Africa Centre for Energy Policy.