Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi – The Federal Government of Nigeria has enlightened women from the North-Western part of the country on the “Save80 clean cook stove” in an endeavour to tackle soil disintegration across the region.
Inaugurating the enlightenment agenda in Kebbi State on Sunday, Mr. Salisu Dahiru, the Director-General of the National Council on Climate Change, defined the non-selective felling of trees as one element that speeds up the consequence of temperature change in Nigeria.
Dahiru said the action spontaneously made the areas where trees were felled available to land disintegration.
According to him, the Save80 clean cook stove was invented to address the uncontrolled felling of trees in the area toward disaster control and defense against climate change in the environment.
“Apart from the health advantage of releasing less smoke, the stainless-steel stove is long-lasting and inexpensive, compared to the price of a gas cylinder, reloading of gas, or purchasing kerosene,” Dahiru said.
Malam Aliyu Moyi, the Unity Bank Regional Manager, said his organization would construct a database for its buyers in accessing the stove.
“This is with the advantage of paying by installment for a space of 12 months, at no dividend rate but a low service cost,” he said.
Earlier, Dr. Suleiman Gambo of Bayero University Kano (BUK), while delivering a paper titled: “Deforestation and use of Clean Cook Stove”, clarified the development as an eminent driver of the economy.
Gambo said the Save80 clean cook stove was a technology acquisition that not only profits the areas of health, environment, or economy but conserves time and energy.
Also talking, the Monitoring and Database Manager, Mr. Kumden Nanbal at Atmospheric Climate and Sustainability Limited, illustrated how the stove can be lit.
He said the stove has a parcel of two stainless pots and a wonderful box to conserve the heat from the pot. Some notable guests at the occasion included: the immediate past Nigerian Ambassador to Jordan, Alhaji Faruk Yabo, who also represented the Governor of Kebbi State and some traditional leaders.