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The Federal Government, in Nasarawa State, commenced the distribution of cooking gas to 13,000 rural women across the State, as part of efforts to check hazardous emissions.

Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, while flagging-off the exercise in Lafia, said it was the first phase of the National Cooking Gas project and Tree Planting Initiative of President Muhammadu Buhari.

She said the President had directed the supply of cooking gas cylinders to 1,000 rural women in each of the 774 local government areas across the country.

The minister explained that the project, being piloted in Nasarawa State, would be executed in three phases across the country.

Tallen said the timing of the project was apt, in view of the world’s attention towards reducing effects of green-house emission in the society.

She urged the beneficiaries to use the cooking gas for the purpose it was meant, as the ministry had taken measures to ensure they do not sell them.