In a new policy, President Muhammadu Buhari has announced a new plan to stop using kerosene in Nigeria by 2030.
Buhari said it was part of Nigeria’s commitment to a safer and healthier global climate. He said this during a virtual meeting on energy and climate change hosted by US Vice President Joe Biden (MEF).
Channels Television said that the President also listed the country’s updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), which includes making more people use bus rapid transit as a way to get around, cutting crop residue burning by 50% by 2030, and starting forest programs.
He said that the NDC is a contribution to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change that is meant to replace the interim contribution of May 27, 2021.
In 2012, the federal government started working on a new policy called the National strategic policy for LPG with stakeholders in the petroleum industry. The goal was to get rid of kerosene and firewood use in the country and replace them with cooking gas. However, 10 years later, this policy has not yet taken shape.
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