LPG use can improve health, avert herdsmen/farmer clashes – Banner Energy MD

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The Managing Director, Banner Energy Limited, Nuhu Yakubu, while speaking during the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) free hand-out of cylinders to Lagos residents, said cooking with cleaner fuels like Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) will reduce the negative impact of bad cooking fuels on the environment and the health of people in rural areas, The Guardian reports.

He said using Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) while cooking would reduce the chances of inhaling dirty fuels, which in turn, has a beneficial ripple effect on health, finances, and family members. He also noted the positive impact on the environment which would avert worsening desertification and the attendant ripple effect on human and animal migration in search of vegetation for survival, which is causing a lot of communal clashes and fights over farmlands presently.

Speaking on the LPG clean cook stove/cylinders free hand-out to Lagos residents project, Yakubu said; “It is aimed at educating the general public on the importance of switching from the use of dirty fuels like kerosene and firewood, to cleaner fuels like (LPG), for cooking, heating, autogas, power generation, and other industrial purposes, with a view to deepening the use of gas in Nigeria, towards the reduction of energy poverty.”