American coy to establish cooking stove plant in Ogun – Presidential envoy

Mr Peter Scott, Global CEO of BURN Manufacturing, says his company plans to construct a full cooking stove manufacturing facility in Ogun. Scott said this during a visit to Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Presidential Envoy on Climate Action, on Tuesday in Abuja. Ngelale said the visit was sequel to an initial conversation with Scott, and the construction of the plant in Ogun, which would be an upgrade to the company's assemble-only plant in Kano State. 'As clean cooking has become more of a national focus, as not only a wealth-creating opportunity, but also as a central theatre of activity in the just transition, companies will be supported with clean-finance incentives to empower our people to create sustainable solutions for tomorrow.' The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that BURN Manufacturing is an American company, which started operations in 2010. Its CEO, Scott had spent 13 years as a cooking stove consultant in Central America and Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2014, BURN launched its first full manu facturing facility in Kenya - the first and only of its kind, which is solar-powered. Over the next three years, BURN aims to expand to Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, DRC, Nigeria and Ghana. Meanwhile, Ngelale said he also hosted the Brazilian Head of Embassy, Mr Joao Soares, and exchanged views on present and future opportunities in the climate action and green industrial spheres. 'As Africa's and South America's most populous nations, the two countries stand as critically important allies in the global south,' Ngelale said in a statement. He said the two nations would need to deepen industrial and other forms of collaboration to advance climate justice and ensure new economic opportunity for their fast-growing populations. Source: News Agency of Nigeria