Clean Cooking FG to spend N9.2bn on stoves

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The stoves will be shared along with “wonder bags” to
rural women as part of the National Clean Cooking
Scheme.
Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved
the purchase of cooking stoves worth N9.2 billion to be
allocated to women in rural areas.
The stoves will be shared to rural women along with
“wonder bags” as part of the National Clean Cooking
Scheme.
A “wonder bag” is a slow non-electric cooker invented
by South African eco-entrepreneur, Sarah Collins.
The allocation was announced by the Supervising
Minister of Information, Dr. Nurudeen Muhammed on
Wednesday, November 26 during the weekly FEC
meeting which was presided over by Vice President
Namadi Sambo .
The minister said:
“The National Clean Cooking Scheme is an aggressive
drive to engender clean cooking culture amongst the
poor rural women, to reduce and possibly eliminate
cooking with solid fossil which is detrimental to
health.”
“The scheme is expected to provide 20 million clean
stoves over a five-year period at the rate of four million
stoves per annum, which will be distributed free of
charge.”
“It will also reduce incessant felling of trees, which
exposes the country to ecological problems.
“Furthermore, additional benefit to Nigeria in switching
over to this technology by the rural households is the
carbon credits arising from the registration by the
UNFCCC. The country stands to gain 50 per cent
subsidy of the price through the generated carbon
credits,” Muhammed added.
The minister also said that the stoves would be
delivered by Messrs Integra Renewable Energy Services
Limited and would arrive in the country within a period
of 12 weeks.

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