Ministry To Educate Nigerians On Cooking Stoves – Official


The Federal Ministry of
Environment said last Friday that it would organise a conference on renewable energy to sensitise Nigerians on the need to embrace the use of clean cooking stoves.
The Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr Taiye Haruna, who made this known in an interview with news men in Abuja, added that the ministry would do that in partnership with the private sector.
“We are going to organise annual renewable day in Nigeria, where people will be sensitised and be educated on alternative source of energy.
“On that day, we are going to create awareness on the use of clean cooking stoves; these are some of the programmes we have and we are partnering with the private sector also.“
The permanent secretary said Nigeria had sent a strong delegation to represent its interest at the on-going UN conference on Climate Change holding in Warsaw, Poland.
Haruna said that Nigeria had been participating actively in international climate change conferences, adding that the country was also represented at pre-sectional meeting of the on-going conference.
The 19th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP-19), UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC), began on Nov. 11 and is expected to end on Nov. 22.
Participating countries are expected to bring to the table efforts they had made to curtail the depletion of the ozone layer and reduction of emission.
Top on the agenda at the conference include review of emission inventories tendered by participating nations and overview of efforts on reducing human-generated greenhouse gas emission.
Others include stabilisation of global average temperature, protecting world forest and assisting vulnerable countries to adapt to climate change challenges.