Shell launches Nigeria energy efficiency campaign

Shell launched a major public service campaign in Nigeria yesterday as part of a global effort to encourage debate on how a rapidly expanding world population could meet its energy needs.

Using traditional and social media advertising and other targeted activities, the 2016 campaign, christened #MaketheFuture, follows from the ‘Let’s Go’ outreach and seeks to promote advocacy and partnership for Bright Energy Ideas as part of Shell’s thought leadership on the future of energy.

“The campaign is an important contribution to the debate on the future of energy, especially in Nigeria,” said Osagie Okunbor, Managing Director of the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC), and country chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria.

He said, “Like everyone else, we are keen to see how a growing population will provide for its energy needs. Studies show that energy use has increased globally at the same time that we face the challenges of climate change and reduction of CO2 emissions. The campaign therefore seeks to challenge assumptions and spark imaginative thinking on how to make today’s energy go further and to find cleaner energy for the future.”

The campaign starts with advertising on print, electronic and online media in the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria.

A key feature is the build-up from the kinetic football pitch built by Shell at the Federal College of Education, Akoka, Lagos.

The pitch is the first of its type in Africa, and second only to Brazil globally.

It was launched in Lagos in November 2015, as a signpost for Bright Energy Ideas thinking among Nigerian youths, along with their counterparts worldwide.

Akon, an international music star partnered with Shell for the launch in line with his vision of powering Africa.

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