Nigerian Govt to Distribute N9.2bn Cooking Stoves to Women Across the Nation

Date: 27-11-2014 9:52 am (6 years ago) | Author: Giwa bayo
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The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the purchase of N9.2bn worth of cooking stoves and ‘wonder bags’ for rural women under the National Clean Cooking Scheme.

Wonder bag is a non-electric slow cooker invented by Sarah Collins, a South African eco-entrepreneur, who came up with the idea of surrounding the pan with cushions six years ago during a power cut in her country.
The council also awarded a contract of N60.9bn to an indigenous firm, KaKatar CE Limited, for the provision of engineering infrastructure for Kyami District, Zone C, in Abuja.
The Supervising Minister of Information, Dr. Nurudeen Muhammed, and his counterparts in the environment ministry and the Federal Capital Territory, Mrs. Lawrecia Mallam and Bala Muhammed respectively, briefed State House correspondents at the end of FEC, which was presided over by Vice President Namadi Sambo.
Muhammed said the N9.2bn, inclusive of Value Added Tax, was approved for the procurement of 750,000 units of clean cooking stoves and 18,000 wonder bags.
He said the stoves were expected to be delivered by Messrs Integra Renewable Energy Services Limited within a period of 12 weeks.
Muhammed noted that the stoves, to be assembled locally, would provide jobs for Nigerians, among other benefits.
The minister said, “The National Clean Cooking Scheme is an aggressive drive to engender clean cooking culture amongst the poor rural women, to reduce and possibly eliminate cooking with solid fossil which is detrimental to health.
“The scheme is expected to provide 20 million clean stoves over a five-year period at the rate of four million stoves per annum, which will be distributed free of charge.
“It will also reduce incessant felling of trees, which exposes the country to ecological problems.
“Furthermore, additional benefit to Nigeria in switching over to this technology by the rural households is the carbon credits arising from the registration by the UNFCCC. The country stands to gain 50 per cent subsidy of the price through the generated carbon credits.

He added that the government would be above aboard in distributing the items to ensure that political consideration was not considered in determining the beneficiaries.
He explained further that all women groups in the country were involved in the scheme from conception to the level of awarding the contract.
He said the instrumentalities of the participating groups would be used to distribute the items.
Shedding more light on the contract, the Minister of Environment said in deciding the rural women that would benefit from the free stoves, the government would give preference to the about two million female farmers that are currently procuring fertilisers through e-wallet and another two million women already registered by a non-governmental organisation.
She described cooking with firewood as a silent killer hence the need for the government to come to the aid of the rural women. - Punch reportage.

Posted: at 27-11-2014 09:52 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
- kejguv at 27-11-2014 10:01 AM (6 years ago)
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hope the govt would also distribute food to be cooked on the stoves Sad

Posted: at 27-11-2014 10:01 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- paulohking at 27-11-2014 10:06 AM (6 years ago)
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nonsense
Posted: at 27-11-2014 10:06 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Wysetots at 27-11-2014 10:12 AM (6 years ago)
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You're giving them stove....when there's no food to cook on it.
Posted: at 27-11-2014 10:12 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Idowut at 27-11-2014 10:33 AM (6 years ago)
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Talk of APC or Buhari you abuse and call them unprintable names, talk of GEJ you priase him to high heaven and talk of GEJ policy you condem it, what do you want. Must people on this site are not sure of what they want and celebrate enthnic colouration against performance and good governace.
Posted: at 27-11-2014 10:33 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dickman2 at 27-11-2014 10:38 AM (6 years ago)
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YEYE DEY SMELL..U GIVE THEM STOVES..BUT NO FOOD TO COOK WITH IT..MUMU LEADERS..
Posted: at 27-11-2014 10:38 AM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- ken222 at 27-11-2014 10:42 AM (6 years ago)
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This Nigerian government is very very sick, other governments subsidize food, cooking gas and kerosene for their people and what this zoo government can do is to buy stove with out making kerosene available
Posted: at 27-11-2014 10:42 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- allenspike at 27-11-2014 10:51 AM (6 years ago)
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Big fat liars.. See as dem dey call N9.2bill like 920000.. If dem share the 9.2billion in N10,000  to all nigerians e go reach every body hand! Bozo's
Posted: at 27-11-2014 10:51 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- allenspike at 27-11-2014 10:55 AM (6 years ago)
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Abi no bi kerosene dem go use power the stove? See method wey these politicians wan use dey sell kerosene Choia! Na hu dem wan fool!
Posted: at 27-11-2014 10:55 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- zeigbo at 27-11-2014 12:12 PM (6 years ago)
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you people should appreciate the little that the government do and stop all this ur nonsense comment

Posted: at 27-11-2014 12:12 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- dareper at 27-11-2014 01:00 PM (6 years ago)
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Stove instead of food, give us food not stove at least we can cook it with firewood
Posted: at 27-11-2014 01:00 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- EmekaBlue at 27-11-2014 02:15 PM (6 years ago)
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SHAMEFUL....pollution
Posted: at 27-11-2014 02:15 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- echeeche at 27-11-2014 02:35 PM (6 years ago)
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FOR WHAT?
Posted: at 27-11-2014 02:35 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- jfchosendotCOM at 27-11-2014 02:42 PM (6 years ago)
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First Stove after 4 years food))) not bad
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- ask-yourself-y at 27-11-2014 02:54 PM (6 years ago)
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I DON´T KNOW HOW TRUE THIS COULD BE, 9.2b add just little on it,can restore electricity so they can use gas cooker,boiler,deep fryer,electric pot,etc,
Posted: at 27-11-2014 02:54 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- morgrawl231 at 27-11-2014 02:55 PM (6 years ago)
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 Huh?
Posted: at 27-11-2014 02:55 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Ennyolalekan at 27-11-2014 03:56 PM (6 years ago)
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The stoves dat will only be share in Abuja. Oda states expect nothing bkos its not enough.
Posted: at 27-11-2014 03:56 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- bagofmoney at 27-11-2014 04:37 PM (6 years ago)
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this is anothe means to syphon more thab half of that money....im perplexed.
Posted: at 27-11-2014 04:37 PM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- DebigBen at 27-11-2014 06:19 PM (6 years ago)
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what about the kerosene to make use of it abi na fuel dem go use?
Posted: at 27-11-2014 06:19 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- DRraze at 27-11-2014 06:51 PM (6 years ago)
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Mtcheeeeeew. So dat money jes lost like dat?
Posted: at 27-11-2014 06:51 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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