The Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, at the event said the lives of women and children were endangered due to climate Change and pollution emanating from cooking with firewood.
She added that the workshop seeks to train women who do not have the means of purchasing clean cook stoves, teaching them how it’s been used so as to train other women in rural communities.
The Director General Energy commission of Nigeria, Professor Eli Jidere Bala, who was represented by Hajiya Hajara Gegele Director Reforms coordination and service improvement, said the importance of women in our society cannot be overemphasized and that the initiative would assist women to meet energy demand.
She advised participant to take the training seriously and see this as an opportunity to become entrepreneurs, adding that the initiative was to continue to assist women where energy is required.
While delivering his speech, The Director Energy Training and Man power Development, Energy Commission of Nigeria, AbdulKareem Aliyu said, due to climate change in the environment, the energy commission has decided to train women on how to use efficient clean cooking stove in their environment due to low economy.
He also Appealed to well-meaning Nigerians to collaborate with energy commission and federal government for the betterment of Nigerians.
The four-day Gender sensitization training workshop on clean cooking solution is aimed at building capacity in rural women, who bear the consequences of poor energy access and was organized by the Energy commission of Nigeria in conjunction with Surez global resources Nigeria limited