The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure, Prof. Mohammad Haruna, has disclosed that the agency has collaborated with a German firm, Atmosfair Germany, to design and manufacture smokeless stoves.
According to him, this is in a bid to promote the United Nations’ agenda on clean energy. He said the distribution of the stoves and cooking pots has been approved for all the geo-political zones by the President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
Haruna stated this at the Government House, Lafia during the distribution of 800 units of the stoves. He added that the president has also approved the installation of 6,000 solar home systems in the residences of the less privileged in all local governments and electoral wards of the state.
He said, “The distribution of these efficient stoves and wonder cooking pots have been approved for all the geo-political zones of the country by the president but launched from Nasarawa State due to the unique position of the state.
“The people of the state have every reason to remain indebted to His Excellency even after his administration. The collaboration of NASENI with the German Organization, the ATMOSFAIR, has far-reaching positive impact and advantages which include the facilitation and realisation of the United Nations’ sustainable development goal No. 7, on ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and clean energy for all.
“This innovation is used as a vehicle for achieving Nigeria’s Nationally Determined Contribution target on emission reduction by the year 2030.
“The distribution of smokeless but efficient stoves to all the six geopolitical zones of the country as approved; is a Corporate Social Responsibility which will improve NASENI’s Eco-friendliness and carbon footprint, a positive contribution to climate change and a service to humanity.”
Haruna further stated that the commercial production of the smokeless stoves will soon begin in Kano and in Agada, near Sabon Gari, Keffi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
“There is an 80 per cent saving in cooking time and cooking energy (fuel) compared with cooking gas, electricity, and fuel wood options. vi. It is healthy, smokeless cooking, convenient, hygienic, and safe operation; ruling out hazards of fire and cooking gas accidents.”