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The Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) said it is committed to take sensitization on clean cooking solutions across the six geographical zones to reduce impact of carbon emissions in Nigeria.

This is has the Commission sought trainees feedback on the already made domestic Cookstoves order to assertain areas to make improvement leveraging the evolving technology.

The Director-General of ECN, Dr. Mustapha Abdullahi stated this at the end of the 2-Day Gender Sensitization on Clean Cooking Solutions in collaboration with Jil Energy Associates Ltd (JEA) on Thursday in Abuja.

According to him, the Commission have learned how it operates and have been able to ask questions and get some feedback from the experts.

Abdullahi therefore assured that the sensitization campaign programme will not stop only in Abuja and Nasarawa States.

“This is just the beginning. And that is also just a pilot. We have just made the Kurudu phase as the pilot stage, and we aim to go around the entire six geopolitical zones with the theme sensitization.

“It is a commitment that energy commission has made already that we will try to reduce carbon emissions and also try to solve problems of energy in all these ramifications.

“So my hope is that we go back home with a cleaner mind that we have solved at least the problem that we have in domestic cooking appliances”, said the DG.

Speaking on the next phase of the sensitization campaign, the DG said “We will be hoping to get a feedback from you women so that we will hopefully improve in what we have here today.

“As you are all aware, technology evolves. So we hope to improve in the technology that we have actually adopt to get this cookstove improved”.

The Deputy Director, Department of Energy Training and Manpower Development, ECN, Mrs. Ikeme Chinwe who thanked the Director-General, Dr. Mustapha Abdullahi for his support in ensuring the smooth working of the sensitization, urged the trainees to extend this knowledge on clean cookstove to other women in their various communities.

Meanwhile, the Women Leader, Mrs. Ngozi Uche, commended the Commission for this Initiative, pleading for more participation of women across states.

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