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General News of Saturday, 18 June 2022


Buhari initiates plan to eliminate use of kerosene

President Muhammadu Buhari has said government is drafting a new plan that will eliminate the use of kerosene in Nigeria by 2030.

Buhari made this known during a virtual meeting hosted by the US President, Joe Biden on Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate Change (MEF).

According to reports, the federal government commenced a new policy draft in 2012, known as the National strategic policy for LPG in collaboration with stakeholders in the petroleum industry, to stop the use of kerosene and firewood usage in the country.

Parts of the policy states that the cooking gas will be adopted. However, after 10 years, that policy is yet to materialize.

The president noted that this new policy is part of Nigeria’s commitment for a safer and healthier global climate.

In a publication on Channels Television, the President listed the country’s updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to include increase in the use of bus rapid transit as a means of transportation for the general public.

Also 50 per cent reduction in the fraction of crop residues burnt by 2030 and implementation of forest programmes.

President Buhari mentioned that the NDC is a contribution to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.