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Despite rising cost of Cooking gas, FG preaches against use of firewood

In order to promote Clean Cooking Energy for All in Nigeria, the Minister of State Environment, Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor has stressed the need for Nigerians to stop using firewood for cooking.

The Minister made this claims at an expose titled ‘Clean Cooking Energy for All in Nigeria Achieving the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC

The Minister made this claims at an expose titled ‘Clean Cooking Energy for All in Nigeria Achieving the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC
The Minister made this claims at an expose titled ‘Clean Cooking Energy for All in Nigeria Achieving the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).
The Minister made this claims at an expose titled ‘Clean Cooking Energy for All in Nigeria- Achieving the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)’ in Abuja, despite the rising cost of cooking gas in the country.

A kilogram of cooking gas now retails for N600, which makes what the Minister is clamouring for herculean for the majority of Nigerians.

“Today, we are here to discuss the implementation plans towards achieving the clean cooking targets in the NDC, take stock of the current status of clean cooking activities in the country, review existing policies and practices that relate to clean cooking in Nigeria.

Sharon Ikeazor.

While people can barely survive at the moment, the Minister is more concerned about how many people will still he using firewood in 2030.

“If current policies are allowed to continue; by 2030, 60 per cent or more of all households in Nigeria will still be cooking with traditional biomass. Over 70 per cent of Nigeria’s population relies solely on fuel wood in meeting their energy needs for cooking and heating.

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