FG to distribute 774,000 gas cylinders

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The Federal Government has concluded plans to commence the procurement and distribution of 774 thousand cooking gas cylinders with burners to women in rural areas.

The Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen disclosed this at the Clean Cooking Forum in Abuja, explaining that each local government area would get 1000 gas cylinders as part of plans to promote clean cooking.

Tallen also added that the overall objective of the project is to advocate, sensitize and create awareness on the use and benefits of alternate fuel wood or clean cookstoves for women to improve the health and livelihoods of women.

She said that the first phase of the project has been implemented in Adamawa, Edo, Ekiti, Ebonyi, Katsina, Nasarawa and Federal Capital Territory. She added that that the second phase will begin in Akwa Ibom, Gombe, Bauchi, Plateau, Niger, Sokoto, Kebbi, Bayelsa, Kwara, Jigawa, Oyo, Osun, Enugu, Imo and Delta.