Vice President Kashim Shettima  has affirmed Nigeria’s commitment to enter the $130 billion global hydrogen market by teaming up with Germany to enhance its green energy sector.

The vice president stated this on Friday when he received a courtesy visit to the Presidential Villa, a German delegation led by a member of German Parliament and Hydrogen Commissioner, Mr Till Mansmann.

He emphasized aligning this initiative with Nigeria’s renewable energy goals and the global shift from fossil fuels to sustainable sources.

He highlighted the potential for hydrogen to revolutionize industries like fertilizer production in Nigeria and across Africa, expressing readiness for collaboration with Germany, particularly in partnership with institutions like the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

The German delegation, led by Hydrogen Commissioner Till Mansmann, underscored the importance of international cooperation in combating climate change and emphasized Nigeria’s significance in the realm of green energy, especially hydrogen production.

They highlighted the pivotal role of universities in driving innovation and nurturing future talent, emphasizing the need for scientific collaboration to achieve carbon neutrality goals by 2045 in Germany.