NIPCO Plc has stepped up its campaign to create awareness on the benefits of switching to gas to reduce environmental impact.
The company also presented LPG gas accessories to the best school at a special event organized by the Federal Ministry of Environment to mark World Environment Day, to further create awareness on LPG use.
The event, which held at the Games Village of the ministry’s Lagos liaison office, featured three competitions tailored around reduction of pollution in our environment.
The forum provided an avenue for the firm to promote safe use of LPG as cooking fuel, and ensuring that schools and other users switch to gas as a preferred fuel for households.
In a goodwill message, NIPCO’s Managing Director, Sanjay Teotia, said supporting the yearly celebration is key to the company’s efforts at promoting safe and habitable environment.
Teotia, represented by Head LPG Operations, Kamal Badmus, said many initiatives were being put in place by the company to encourage cooking gas use.
He noted that aside from the inherent benefits of gas over other cooking fuels, such as kerosene, NIPCO has also prepared safety pamphlets to address some safety issues being raised on LPG use.
According to him, the safety tips addressed some of the misconceptions about gas, which had scared users, especially from handling of accessories such as cylinders and burners.
The ministry’s Federal Controller in Lagos, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Agbenla, said the theme of the event, “Beat plastic pollution’’ was to draw the attention of stakeholders to the need to beat the unending pollution caused by inappropriate disposal of plastic materials.
She said the presentation of gas accessories to the best school in the completion is noteworthy.