Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has said that the application of renewable energy solutions as a measure to minimize climate change challenges is anti-African, Vanguard reports.
Speaking to journalists at the ongoing Climate Change Conference in Paris, Governor Ayade said that applying renewable energy as a solution mitigating the effect of climate change will mean that developing countries like Nigeria may have to stop the exploration of its hydro-carbon resources.
Ayade noted that the exploration of hydro-carbons is key to the development of the economies of a good number of African countries. He said that there has been so much talk about measures against the challenges of climate changes but that the commitments to these agreements has been very weak. He therefore advised that Africans should shut its doors and reinvent themselves.