NIPCO Plc has stepped up its campaign to raise public awareness on the benefits of switching to the use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas for cooking in order to reduce the negative environmental impact of using kerosene and firewood.
The firm, in a statement, said it presented LPG gas accessories to the overall best school at a special event in Lagos organised by the Federal Ministry of Environment to mark World Environment Day as part of its resolve to drive LPG use.
It said there was a competition at the event which focused on the reduction of pollution in the environment.
Maidic Schools, Alagbado in Alimosho, was adjudged the overall best school in the competition and was presented a full set of LPG accessories, including 12.5kg cylinder, multiple gas burner and regulator.
According to statement by the firm, the forum provided a veritable avenue to educate and promote safe use of LPG as cooking fuel as well as supporting schools to educate parents on the benefits of using gas.
In a goodwill message, the Managing Director, Nipco, Sanjay Teotia, said supporting the yearly World Environment Day celebration was part of the firm’s efforts at promoting safe and habitable environment in the state and across the country.
Teotia, who was represented by the Head, LPG Operations, Mr. Kamal Badmus, said many initiatives were being put in place by the firm to further encourage the populace to see gas as a safe and affordable cooking fuel.
He said Nipco had also proactively prepared pamphlets to address some of the safety issues being raised on LPG use.
According to him, the safety tips addressed some of the misconceptions about gas that have scared potential users of LPG.
The managing director told participants at the event that some of the negative notions about gas usage had been addressed in the pamphlets as part of the firm’s corporate social responsibility initiative.
Sanjay urged everyone to come together to explore sustainable alternatives to end all kinds of pollution, citing the use of gas as one instead of the old ways of relying heavily on firewood with plastics as catalyst to faster burning.
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