Australia trains Adamawa IDPs on clay stove production
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.