Tinubu wants better cooperation with USA

Nigerian President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has called for stronger and better cooperation with the United States as Nigeria and the rest of the world move in the quest for renewable and other sources of clean energy.

President Tinubu spoke during a meeting with the United States Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Energy Resources, Ambassador Geoffrey Praytt, at the State House, Abuja on Monday.

Tinubu, in a statement by his spokesman, Dele Alake, presented his own perspectives to the US delegation on the role of Nigeria as an oil producing country and the importance of revenue from fossil oil to national economic well-being.

According to the president, honour all its obligations to climate change and the quest for clean energy.

On the nexus between the problem of poverty in Africa and the fragility of democracy on the continent, President Tinubu admonished the United States to work with Nigeria to protect her democracy.

Ambassador Praytt in his remarks extolled the bold economic initiatives already taken by President Tinubu with respect to fuel subsidy removal and unification of multiple foreign exchange rates.

He said he was in the country partly to inform the president that President Joe Biden was in support of the steps taken so far by Nigeria to reduce the impact of fossil fuel.

Earlier in his introductory remarks, Group Managing Director of NNPC Limited, Mele Kyari, told the president that the energy industry in Nigeria had been engaging the US Department of Energy on the energy transition.

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