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Firewood smoke kills 95, 000 Nigerians yearly- Report

A report has claimed that smoke from the traditional use of firewood is estimated to cause 95,000 deaths annually after malaria and HIV/Aids.

According to the report, this method of cooking would be Nigeria’s third highest killer, mostly women and children.

The report stated that, “Women and the girl child walk long distances and spend hours a week in search of firewood. This also contributes to deforestation and the effects of climate change. Clean cooking will save lives, empower women, improve livelihood and combat climate change.”

“It is a priority area in energy access that is central in achieving the goals of Nigeria’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Initiative in Nigeria.”

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