Lagos health commissioner instructs Nigerians to embrace alternative energy sources

Akin Abayomi, the Lagos State Health Commissioner, has urged Nigerians to embrace alternative sources of fuel in the face of the continuing fuel crises across the country.

Akin made the call during an interview on the sidelines of a day-long conference in Lagos on “Travel and Listen Together: Energy Crisis and Sustainable Living for Church and State” organized by the group of work on the ecology of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos.

The Commissioner, who spoke about alternative energy sources aimed at replacing fossil fuels, urged Nigerians to embrace the use of solar power, wind power, hydro power, power biomass, tidal energy and geothermal energy.

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According to him, the energy crisis in the world has raised fears that global demands on the limited natural resources intended to fuel the industrial society will decrease as demand increases.

He pointed out that the environmental and economic effects of the situation were the increase in the cost of energy and electricity, gas prices increasing by about 47%, the increase in the cost of business, unemployment; global warming among others.

The commissioner therefore instructed the church to become more actively involved in the gospel of a sustainable lifestyle that can bring peace to the environment and ensure the abundance of healthy food and energy.

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