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The Nigerian government is planning on opening mini gas distribution channels across the local governments in the country.
This was revealed last Friday in Abuja during the inauguration of the Nigerian Women for Liquefied Petroleum Gas project, organized by the federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Zigma Gas Limited, and the National Centre for Women’s Development (NCWD).
Brenda Ataga, Special Assistant on LPG to H.E. Chief Timipre Sylva, noted the importance of gas as a cleaner energy source as opposed to firewood.
“The ministry is targeting to ameliorate the energy challenge in Nigeria, and clean cooking gas is key in this regard because 70% greenhouse emissions are caused by deforestation. This LPG project will enable us to empower rural women to use a more cleaner energy source for cooking,” she said.
Meanwhile, Mary Ekpere-Eta, Director-General, NCWD, said that 99 million women in local governments across the country will, in the coming three years, be able to benefit from the project. While also emphasizing on the focus of the project towards driving the country’s 2023 cleaner energy project, she said that the project will target eleven states namely Katsina, Sokoto, FCT, Ebonyi, Plateau, Adamawa, Borno, Bayelsa, Cross River, Imo and Ogun.