Aus­tralia trains Adamawa IDPs on clay stove pro­duc­tion

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Kabiru R. An­war, Yola

The Aus­trian gov­ern­ment is train­ing in­ter­nally dis­placed per­sons (IDPs) in Adamawa State on con­struc­tion of clean en­ergy stoves.

Speak­ing to Daily Trust at Malkohi IDPs vil­lage, the chief trainer, Okechukwu Ugwu, said the stoves were made from clay and other lo­cal ma­te­ri­als and that most of the trainees were pot­ters, mak­ing it eas­ier for them to learn the pro­cesses.

He said about 70 per­cent of Nige­ri­ans were us­ing fire­wood to cook, and the clean en­ergy stove tech­nol­ogy would help mil­lions of poor peo­ple.

Ugwu said the stoves use less fire­wood and re­lease less smoke than the tra­di­tional open fire, mak­ing it more en­vi­ron­men­tally ef­fi­cient.

Some of the ben­e­fi­cia­ries in­ter­viewed said the project im­proved their econ­omy as the stoves sell about N700 each.

An of­fi­cial, Fo­lake Salawu said the project be­ing im­ple­mented by the In­ter­na­tional Cen­tre for En­ergy, En­vi­ron­ment and De­vel­op­ment, was meant to em­power dis­placed per­sons in Nige­ria.

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