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IPMAN recommends energy saving bulbs to conserve power consumption

29 November 2013, 19:23

Lagos - The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) on Friday recommended the use of energy saving bulbs to conserve energy and stop power wastage in homes and offices.

Chinedu Okoronkwo, the National Vice-Chairman of IPMAN, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that energy saving bulbs would reduce energy consumption.

He said that the bulbs could be used to enhance security by providing street lights on major roads to reduce crime rates.

“Since we do not have enough capacity for power generation and distribution to meet our energy demand, we should imbibe the culture of saving energy.

“This can be achieved through the use of low energy appliances across board in our homes and industrial facilities,’’ Okoronkwo said.

He said that this could also be achieved through provision of incentives like subsidy to specialists in energy conversion.

“The energy saving can be channeled into other meaningful areas and will significantly reduce the pressure on the national grid.

“The financial savings on the part of the operators - federal, state and local governments - can also be used for other development projects.

-   NAN

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