The Chairman, Nigerian Society of Engineers, Bwari Branch, Halimat Adediran, has said that Nigeria and other Sub-Saharan African countries account for three-quarters of the global energy deficit.

She stressed the need for engineering professionals in the country to unlock the great potential of Nigeria’s natural gas by deploying technological innovations and other sustainable solutions.She said this during the 2022 Annual Public Lecture of the NSE Bwari Branch in Abuja.

According to her, Nigeria had about 206 trillion cubic feet of gas reserves valued at $803.4tn, and should not rely only on crude oil.She said, “It will interest you all to know that Nigeria has more of gas deposits than crude oil.

We have the largest on this continent with approximately 206.53TCF of proven gas reserves worth over $803.4tn as of January 1, 2021, and we are in the top 10 globally. The total domestic gas demand requirement in Nigeria stands at 4.482 billion standard cubics per day.

She, however, lamented that despite the huge gas reserves, Nigeria and other SSAs accounted for a huge share of the global energy deficit.

Credit: Punch