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
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.-