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FG to ban used refrigerators, air conditioners in 2023

By Mitchelle Uzorka 

The Federal Government has said from January 1, 2023, there will be a ban on all substances that are not ozone-friendly in accordance with the Montreal Protocol Agreement of which Nigeria is a signatory.

These substances include used refrigerators, air conditioners, generators, water dispensers, and photocopiers.

Addressing Newsmen on the matter the Programme Manager, Environment Unit of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Oladipo Supo, said that Nigeria has delayed in implementing the agreement because it has not been able to get alternatives for the substances that are ozone-friendly.

He made this statement at a stakeholders’ workshop for the validation  of the Draft National Cooling Plan in Abuja on Wednesday 25th,2022.

He added; “Under the Montreal Protocol Agreement, the idea is that some of these ozone-depleting substances are actually eliminated from use. We started with HCFCs and now we will replace with HFCs which is where we are today.

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