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Zamfara Secures Partnership With  Climate Impact Fund, Others Worth $20 Million  for Green Energy Project

As part of it’s effort towards environmental sustainability, the Zamfara State has secured a strategic partnership with the Climate Impact fund, Islamic Development Bank, Visa Card Foundation and others  to implement a green energy and climate smart agriculture projects in the state.

Renewable Energy, Clean Cook Stove and community developmental project  among others for the benefit of the people in the state.

The state Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mahmud Muhammad Abdullahi, made this known while speaking with the media after an engagement meeting with officials of the various organisations at the sidelines of the ongoing COP 28 in Dubai.

He said the state government aims to distribute about 5000 clean cook stoves as part of its commitment to fostering a cleaner and healthier environment, especially for people in the rural areas.

Hon Abdullahi said the state government recognizes the urgency of addressing environmental challenges and is implementing initiatives like the Clean Cooking Stove project to mitigate the impact of climate change.

He said the initiative is backed by collaborative efforts from key partners, including the Islamic Development Bank and the Clean Cook Stove Alliance who have given their commitment to support the state in it’s actualisation.

According to him, “Zamfara is poised to make a significant impact by distributing these clean cook stoves, a move that aligns with our commitment to environmental sustainability.

“The Clean Cooking Stove Initiative underscores Zamfara’s commitment to environmental responsibility and signifies a step forward in the collective efforts to combat climate change and its associated challenges,” he said.

Hon. Abdullahi also emphasized the state’s readiness to tap into the carbon market and unveiled plans to launch climate action plan initiatives in collaboration with the GGI Global Initiative in early 2024.

“Providing a sustainable environment is crucial for the growth and security of Zamfara. Through partnerships and strategic initiatives, we aim to create a positive impact on both the environment and the well-being of our citizens,” Abdullahi affirmed.


By Dare Akogun


Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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