The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has announced plans to launch a “Go Green Initiative” in 2024 to support Nigeria’s transition to a low-carbon economy.
This was revealed by Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, who announced this on Monday in Dubai during a side event at the COP28 climate summit, Naija News reports
Egbetokun said the Go Green Initiative is the police’s carbon emissions reduction programme. The IGP added that the sustainable development project will also enhance the police’s effectiveness and capacity to fight crime and maintain peace and stability in the country.
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“There is a growing concern about climate change around the world. What the police are doing is blazing the trail so that other government agencies will follow suit.
He said, “The initiative plans to encourage a lifestyle change amongst officers by implementing various eco-friendly strategies.
“These include planting trees around police stations, using solar power to light up police facilities, and rolling out gas and electric vehicles,” the police boss added.
According to Egbetokun, the project is part of Nigeria’s global efforts to reduce the impact of climate change.