The House of Representatives on Thursday tasked the Federal Government to come up with policies that will weed out non-energy saving appliances. This followed the adoption of a motion moved by Rotimi Agunsoye.
The House asked the Federal Ministry of Power and the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to create a sustainable policy aimed at phasing out non-energy efficient appliances or equipment for domestic, commercial and industrial usage.
Agunsoye, in his motion, argued that households in Nigeria still use high energy-consuming devices which have some negative impacts on the greenhouse.
He said Nigeria has become a dumping ground for high energy-consuming appliances, warned that the problem in the energy sector will persist if actions are not taken to reduce consumption.
He added that, “Continued importation of non-energy efficient products will impact negatively on the economic stability of the country.
“Using energy-efficient appliances and equipment minimizes the exploitation of natural resources such as natural gas, coal, water, diesel, petrol, etc., and serves to enhance the conservation of these resources as a way of achieving sustainable development.”
Lawmakers voted in support of the motion when it was proposed to the house by the speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila.
The House therefore mandated the Committees on Power and Industry to ensure compliance and report back within four weeks for further legislative action.