Katsina State House of Assembly says it is working towards making a law that will make it mandatory for local government councils in the state to be producing clean cookstoves especially for people in rural communities.
The Speaker of the Katsina state Assembly Tasi’u Maigari made the revelation when he received the implementers of Katsina Lot 2 Fuel Wood Balance project at the state’s assembly complex.
According to him, the FUWOBA’s clean cookstove is one of the cheapest ways of having heat energy for cooking and also a source of employment to many at the grassroots levels.
Radio Nigeria reports that RT. Hon. Tasiu Maigari also said the Katsina state Assembly would work towards increasing budgetary allocations for the Agriculture sector to achieve food security and employment generation across the state.
He commended the FUWOBA LOT TWO PROJECT for planting more than eight million trees in about five years of the project’s live span in Katsina state.
On his part, the Katsina FUWOBA LOT TWO project Manager Mr Christ Odukang stated that apart from planting of trees and increasing food production, the project has created many employment opportunities for the locals especially in the areas of agribusiness.
He also said they are working towards an effective sustainability and full ownership of the project by the locals.
He added that more than four thousand one hundred and forty farmer’s group have been formed by FUWOBA LOT TWO across seven local government areas in the Katsina Northern Senatorial District.
According to Mr Christ Odukang, the Clean Cook Stove being produced by Farmers in Katsina state has been rated as the best and most efficient clean cookstove in Nigeria by the European Union.
Earlier the Katsina FUWOBA Project focal person Abubakar Saidu advocated for increased budgetary allocations for Agriculture in Katsina state, hence the need for the state Assembly to be part of it.
The Fuel Wood Balance project is funded by the European Union and is being implemented by Oxfam and ICEED towards converting climate change and increasing food security through the regeneration of forest farmlands in Katsina state.