Nigeria and its neighbors in sub-Saharan Africa need sustained investment and energy system development to create economic opportunities for growing populations. What are the top energy development priorities of Nigeria? How can Nigeria and its neighbors define their optimum energy development pathways and support the economic and social development of their local populations, while attracting needed investment, providing energy services at affordable prices, and avoiding local and carbon pollution?
The Center on Global Energy Policy as part of the 7th Annual Columbia Global Energy Summit welcomed H.E. Professor Oluyemi Osinbajo, SAN, Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, to examine these questions and more. Following his keynote remarks, Vice President Osinbajo joined Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman of IHS Markit and author of The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations, for a fireside chat.