Energy commission urges Nigerians to help reduce emissions

18:14, December 11, 2009      

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The Energy Commission of Nigeria (ENC) has urged Nigerians to use household energy efficiently to help reduce heat and gas emissions which contribute to climate change.

Abubakar Sambo, the commission's director-general, gave the advice on Thursday in Abuja, at a national workshop on household energy savings.

"As the world is currently grappling with the impact of climate change, it is imperative that we do the little we can to reduce heat and gas emissions which contribute to climate change," the News Agency of Nigeria quoted him as saying.

"We can achieve that by using household energy in an efficient manner," he said.

"For instance, turning off lights when not in use, using efficient lighting lamps and other household appliances, and using improved woodstoves," he added.

According to him, saved energy can be deployed to other uses and in the event of waste it could be harmful to the environment.

The challenges of energy crises are so enormous that solutions to them have to be multi-faceted, he said.

"Saving what we currently have will go along way in reducing the need for more generation of energy with its accompanying cost," he added.

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