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So Sad! 100 Million Nigerians Still Cook With Firewood Despite Risk To Health

The president of Nigerian

Liquefied Petroleum Gas

Association (NLPGA) Dayo

Adeshina said about 30 million households and more

than 100 million Nigerians depend on firewood for cooking.

We learnt that Adeshina said

many Nigerians cook with

firewood in spite of its

attendant collateral damage

to the environment and their

immediate health.

Accordingt o a report by

Premium Times, Adeshina

noted that the use of the LPG,

popularly known as cooking

gas , should be encouraged in

the country to achieve the aims of the Paris climate

change agreement,

facilitated by President

Muhammadu Buhari's


He advised the Nigerian

government to promote the

usage of LPG among

Nigerians. Similarly, Adeshina

commended the government

for the ratification of the

Paris agreement on climate

change. With the ratification of the

pact, the association said,

Nigeria has committed to

reducing greenhouse gas

emissions unconditionally by

20 per cent and conditionally by 45 per cent. The Paris agreement, the

statement added, was

expected to deliver $100

billion per year by 2020 in

support of developing

countries to take climate actions. Adeshina, therefore, enjoined

the government to ensure full

and speedy implementation

of the agreement, adding

that poor implementation

could deny the country its benefits. Ihaza said he has acquired

about 453.9 hectares and

revealed this while speaking

at a forum organised on

Environmental Impact

Assessment (EIA) of the proposed refinery in Benin,

said that the project would

cost over $2 billion.

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