Buhari Initiates Plan To Eliminate Use Of Kerosene
President Muhammadu Buhari has released a new strategy to phase out the use of kerosene in Nigeria by 2030.
Nigeria’s commitment to a safer and healthier global environment, according to Buhari, was revealed during a virtual conference held by US President Joe Biden on the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate Change (MEF).
According to Channels Television, the President also listed the country’s updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), which is thought to consist of the use of bus rapid transit as a mode of public transportation, reducing the fraction of crop residues burned by half by 2030, and implementing forest programs.
He explained also that NDC is a UN Framework Convention on Climate Change obligation that was filed 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 use in the country and replace it with cooking gas as an alternative, but that policy has still yet to crystallize ten years later.