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As part of Nigeria’s commitment to a safer and healthier global climate, President Muhammadu Buhari has stated new plans in a revised policy to eliminate the use of kerosene in the country by 2030.

The president stated this during a virtual meeting hosted by US President Joe Biden at the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate Change today (MEF).

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

The president stated that the NDC is a contribution to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change that was submitted to replace the interim contribution of 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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