Benue: Environmental Experts Pledge Support For Innovations That Enhance Safer Environment | Independent Newspaper Nigeria

2024-04-11 21:29:47

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MAKURDI - Environmental experts in Benue State have lauded and pledged their support for innovations that would enhance safer and cleaner environmental energy for cooking in household across the country.

The environmentalists particularly lauded Atmosfair Climate and Sustainability Limited, for producing

'Save80 clean stove', which would significantly contribute to the reduction of emissions that are harmful to humans.

They also noted that the Save80 clean stove is an eco-friendly cooking stove that would lead to the reduction of felling of trees for energy use for cooking in the state.

Speaking at the public exhibition of the eco-friendly cooking stove, 'Save80' that was produced by Atmosfair Climate & Sustainability Limited in Makurdi, President Nigeria Environment Society, Benue state chapter, Dr. Timothy Ishi noted that the Society was in support of such innovations.

According to him, "Environmental experts are in support of innovations that enhance safer and clean environmental energy use in household across the country."

He also observed that the Cookstove would not only reduce felling of trees in the state for energy use as firewood, but would also contribute to a healthy environment with less smoke emission that humans inhale.

On his part, Musa Lawal, Business Development Manager, Atmosfair limited, described the Save80 clean stove as an innovative eco-friendly product designed to reduce the use of firewood and smoke emission leading to healthier life for the user and the environment.

Also speaking at the occasion, Dr. Enoga Ben-Ameh of the Benue State chapter of Medical Women Association, identified some risks faced by women relating to smoke during cooking, while using firewood to include irritation of the eyes and infection of the respiratory system.

Dr. Ben-Ameh, however, stressed that the designed efficiency of the Save80 cooking stove would significantly contribute to the reduction of harmful smoke inhalation by women during cooking.

Dr Helen Teghtegh, Executive Director Community links and Human Empowerment initiatives, expressed the determination of her organization, under its Green Flames initiative project, to encourage behavioral change, especially among woman, towards climate change through the clean stove so that nature is preserved.

Some women who have used the stoves, among them, Mrs. Abigail Orbunde, Mrs Uye and Mrs. Amakough Kate Odunsi who spoke on behalf of the women who have used the product, testifed to its efficiency, saying it is a must for all women to have the stove, as it saves the cost of buying charcoal or firewood and prevents them from inhalating smoke that was harmful to the.

They added that the product would also be of help to students in tertiary institution, save resources spent on energy used in cooking, given the high cost of energy products in the country.

The exhibition featured practical demonstration to validate the usage and efficiency of the product after which the company donated a number of the stoves to several vulnerable women groups including women in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Makurdi, the state capital.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 100,000 persons in Nigeria, mostly women, die from smoke inhaled during cooking with firewoods. End.

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