Buhari initiates plan to eliminate use of kerosene

President Muhammadu Buhari has launched a new plan in a revised policy to phase out kerosene use in the country by 2030, Charmingpro reports.

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Buhari made the announcement during a virtual meeting hosted by US President Joe Biden on the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate Change (MEF), and stated that it is part of Nigeria’s commitment to a safer and healthier global climate.



According to Channels Television, the President also listed the country’s updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), which includes an increase in the use of bus rapid transit as a mode of public transportation, a 50% reduction in the fraction of crop residues burned by 2030, and the implementation of forest programs.


He revealed that the NDC is a UN Framework Convention on Climate Change contribution, submitted to replace the interim contribution due on May 27, 2021.


The federal government began a new policy draft known as the National strategic policy for LPG in 2012, in collaboration with stakeholders in the petroleum industry, to phase out kerosene and firewood usage in the country and adopt cooking gas as an alternative, but that policy has yet to crystallize ten years later.


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