The Federal Government, in partnership with the a German company, Atmosfair, have mapped out plans to distribute one million ‘Save80 Clean Cookstoves’ annually, to curtail the use of firewoods by 80 percent.
Director-General of National Council on Climate Change, Salisu Dahiru, made this known while briefing newsmen on the sidelines of a Sensitisation programme for North-Central women, held in Keffi local government area of Nasarawa State.
He added that the cookstove had been invented and designed in such a way that it would help families save at least 80 percent of all the firewoods that they use in cooking a standard meal for any family.
Dahiru also assured that the Nigerian Government would provide an enabling environment for Atmosfair to ensure that the cookstoves were made available and affordable at all times to the people.
Earlier, the Chief Executive Officer of Atmosfair, Dietrich Brockhagen, explained that the cookstove not only save about 80 percent of cost, but it also has 10 years guarantee.