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Buhari initiates plan to eliminate use of kerosene

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The President Muhammadu Buhari has unveiled a new policy as part of a revision to end any use of the chemical kerosene in Nigeria by 2030.

Buhari who made the announcement during the virtual meeting, held by Joe Biden, the US president, Joe Biden on Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate Change (MEF), stated that this is part of Nigeria’s pledge to the protection of our environment and a healthier climate.

Channels Television reported that the President also outlined the nation’s revised Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) that includes a boost in the utilization of buses to transport for the general population as well as a 50 percent reduction in the percentage of the crop residues that will be burned by 2030 , and the implementation of forest-related programs.

He revealed the NDC is an contribution to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change which is which is for replacement of the temporary contribution from May 27, 2021.

In 2012 the federal government launched an updated policy document called the National strategic plan for LPG in conjunction with the those involved in the petroleum industry to gradually phase out the use of kerosene and firewood use across the nation and to adopt cooking gas as an alternative but 10 years later the policy was first introduced, it has yet to come into being.

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