Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has stated that majority of the revenue flowing into the nation’s treasury is generated from non-oil exports.
Osinbajo said this on Thursday at the 51st annual international conference of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers (NSChE) in Lagos.
Represented by Ogbonnaya Onu, minister of science, technology and innovation, Osinbajo said that the federal government had worked assiduously to ensure that the country achieved economic diversification.
He explained that the nation could not afford to be taken off guard as crude oil and gas were no longer the major fuel that drives global economies.
this is due to the fact that more technologically developed nations of the world have switched to clean and renewable energy.
“Many countries in different continents are now preparing themselves to depend less on fossil fuels.
“Electric cars are found on roads and streets of many of the technologically developed countries of the world.
“This has sent a clear signal and a strong message that fossil fuels will not be as important as they are in years to come.”
He emphasised that Nigeria must prepare for the future where crude oil, which had been its major source of revenue, would no longer occupy a prominent position in the economies of many nations.