‘Overuse of fuel woods is killing energy initiatives’

cooking-gasThe National Coordinator, Renewable Energy Programme (REP) of the Federal Ministry of Environment, Hajia Bajjihatu Abubakar, has said the overuse of fuel woods is fast killing alternative energy initiatives just as she has harped on adoption of clean cooking energy practice by Nigerian women.

Bajjihatu, who spoke at this year’s Nigeria Alternative Energy Exhibition (NAEE), decried the high health risks faced by women using fuel wood for cooking in rural and urban areas, while highlighting other traceable shortcomings like desertification, depletion of the ozone layer and its attendant flooding.
While urging women to embrace the Rural Women Energy Security (RUWES) initiative to enhance energy efficiency, she noted that RUWES is a women entrepreneurship programme that helps them to utilize renewable and clean cooking energy at affordable means with the provision of credit facilities for solar kits and clean cooking utilities.

 

Information from Daily Trust was used in this report.

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