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Climate Change: FG, Unity Bank Introduce Clean Cook Stove for Women

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Musa Na Allah Sokoto

Director General of the National Council on Climate Change, Dr. Salisu Mohammed Dahiru, has blamed the indiscriminate falling of trees as a factor responsible for the acceleration of climate change in Nigeria.

Dr. Salisu made the remarks at the sensitization program for women in Kebbi state, representing the North West geo-political on the benefits of Save80 Clean Cook Stove.

He said aside from the health benefit of emitting less smoke, the Director General remarked that the stainless steel stove is durable and affordable, compared to the cost of a gas cylinder, refilling of gas, or buying kerosene.

According to him, to ease the purchase of the Save80 Clean Cook Stove, Unity Bank Plc has thrown its weight behind the project with a funding initiative.

The Regional Manager Unity Bank Plc, Malam Aliyu Moyi, while speaking at the sensitization program said, the bank will create a database for its customers in accessing the stove with the benefits of spreading payment for a period of twelve months, at no interest cost but a minimal service charge.

The Monitoring and Database Manager of Atmosfair Climate and Sustainability Limited Mr. Kumden Nanbal, while demonstrating how the stove is ignited and used stated that the Save80 stove has a package of two stainless pots and a wonderful box to preserve the heat from the pot.

He said apart from the physical demonstration of the Save80 Clean Cook Stove in boiling water, Dr. Suleiman Gambo from Bayero University Kano, BUK, also presented a paper on, Deforestation and the use of a Clean Cook Stove.

Dignitaries at the sensitization program include Honourable Faruk Malami Yabo, Nigeria’s immediate former ambassador to Jordan, a representative of the Kebbi state government, and the traditional institution,

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