The Executive Vice Chairman of Techno Oil Limited, Mrs. Nkechi Obi has stated that no fewer than 30 million households and women in Nigeria are subjected to health hazards associated with the use of kerosene and firewood as domestic fuels.
According to her, the government and those in authority should as a matter of urgency change the paradigm shift to a cleaner source of energy for cooking.
She noted that firewood and kerosene remain the most often used domestic fuels in Nigeria, which have caused high level decimation of women due to smoke which she said is more dangerous than cigarette smoke.
“Cooking with firewood is a silent killer because firewood smoke is more dangerous than cigarette smoke,” she added.
Citing a recent World Health Organisation report, she said that cooking with firewood often resulted to indoor pollution, which globally accounted for over four million deaths every year.