LAGOS INTENSIFIES ENERGY CONSERVATION SENSITIZATION

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The Lagos State Government has started its scheduled activities marking the 2014 Energy Conservation Month with a road show.

The programme, which comes under its implementing agency, the Lagos State Electricity Board, LSEB include road shows that have been slated for the old five administrative regions in the state.

Speaking at a road show in Ajah, Lagos, LSEB representative, Mr. Adedeji Akolade, said: “the Energy Conservation Month initiative was launched last year as a Behavioural Change Campaign to instill the habit of efficient use of electric power in the residents.

The campaign dubbed, ‘Conserve Energy, Save Money’, CESM, runs throughout the 31 days in the month during which the key messages of the benefits of efficient use of available power are espoused to the residents.

“Like we are doing here today, our personnel would move round Lagos to educate residents that conserving energy is saving money. And we are going to demonstrate this to them practically using the Lagos Energy calculator to show how much they can save by conserving energy,” he said.

Akolade added that the road show would move across five select regions in the state namely, Ikorodu, Badagry, Epe, Eti-Osa, and Oshodi to enable more residents to be well informed about the benefits of energy conservation.
Encouraging Lagosians to take energy conservation seriously, Akolade noted that in addition to helping them save money, conservation also preserves energy for future use as well as protects the environment.

He enjoined all energetic Lagosians to be part of the energy conservation culture by being involved through the online media via the Hash Tag ‘Are You In Or Out’. He also appealed to the residents to watch out for the robust conversations on Twitter, follow the movement and become an ‘INsider’.

It would be recalled that the Lagos State Government had successfully launched three Independent Power Plants, IPPs, in the past four years. All the power plants run on natural gas thereby reducing carbon emissions and promoting a safer and cleaner environment.

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