Fashola harps on need for energy conservation among Nigerians

Gov Babatunde-Raji-Fashola17 May 2013, Lagos – Lagos State governor, Babatunde Fashola, has said that Nigeria may not attain self-sufficiency in electricity unless Nigerians imbibed the culture of energy conservation.

According to him, given the nation’s experience with inadequate power supply, the country would not attain electricity self sufficiency unless the citizens learnt to use energy very prudently and efficiently.

But, the governor, who disclosed this at the grand finale of the Lagos State Power Kids Awards 2013, was of the view that Nigerians must imbibe the conservation culture not only as it concerns electricity but as a way of life across all sectors.

The event was attended by a capacity crowd of pupils who are members of the Power Kids Club in 30 secondary schools across the state, their tutors and other stakeholders.

Fashola maintained that the launch of the Power Kids Programme in the state was part of his administration’s long standing plan to make the citizens understand the importance of conserving energy.

”Our plan is to add another 20 schools in the next programme so that we will take the number of schools participating in the programme to 50.

“This initiative will always be about rewarding excellence in education. It is my hope that this would serve as a motivation to the schools to continue to improve,” he said.

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