Clean Cooking Plan To Boost Economy — Presidency

Efforts are ongoing to position clean cooking as a national focus following detailed plans secured by the Nigerian government to construct a full end-to-end cooking stove manufacturing facility in Ogun State.

This is expected to be an upgrade to the BURN Manufacturing Company owned assemble-only plant in Kano State.

Special Presidential Envoy on Climate Action, Ajuri Ngelale, made these known on Tuesday at the State House, Abuja, when he hosted the Global Chief Executive Officer of BURN Manufacturing Company, Peter Scott.

The Envoy who secured the plans in a follow-up meeting with Mr Scott said, “Sequel to an initial conversation with BURN Manufacturing a few weeks ago, the Global CEO, Mr. Peter Scott visited me on Tuesday and detailed plans to construct a full end-to-end cooking stove manufacturing facility in Ogun State as an upgrade to their assemble-only plant in Kano State.

“As clean cooking becomes more of a national focus, as not only a wealth-creating opportunity, but also as a central theatre of activity in the just transition, companies will be supported with clean-finance incentives to empower our people to create sustainable solutions for tomorrow,” Ngelale said.

He also disclosed that Nigeria is currently deepening industrial collaboration with Brazil to advance climate justice and explore opportunities in the green industrial spheres.

Ngelale stated this while exchanging views with the Brazilian Head of Embassy, Joao Soares, on the present and future opportunities for Nigeria in the climate action eco-systems.

He emphasised that the essence of the partnership is to secure new economic opportunity for the increasing population of Nigeria.

“Earlier in the day, I was pleased to welcome the Brazilian Head of Embassy, H.E. Joao Soares, to the State House, as we exchanged views on present and future opportunities in the climate action and green industrial spheres. As Africa’s and South America’s most populous nations.

“The two countries stand as critically important allies in the global south and will need to deepen industrial and other forms of collaboration to advance climate justice and ensure new economic opportunity for our fast-growing populations,” Ngelale added.

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