The Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (NACC), a public private partnership that facilitates the growth of the clean cookstoves market in Nigeria is an initiative of the International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED). NACC, which was launched in 2012, has been under the leadership of ICEED with ICEED hosting its secretariat.
In a democratic move, new executives were elected to take over the management of the secretariat from ICEED during the 20th Partners’ meeting which held on September 27, 2018 in Abuja. The new executives will be responsible for the day to day running of the Nigerian Alliance as well as the management and administration of the affairs of NACC. Elected executives are: Prince Ene Okechukwu, Bier Collage Ltd (Chairman); Lawal Yakubu Gada, Greenado Int. Ltd (Vice Chairman); Nkem Ibe, Khattar Resources (Secretary); Michael O. Esho, Baloza Nigeria Ltd (Financial Secretary); Princewill Okorie, Association of Public Policy Analysts (APPA) Nigeria (Public Relations Officer); and Umar Farouk Abdulrasheed, Methano Green Energy (Welfare Officer). The positions of the Legal Adviser and Treasurer are still vacant.
Prior to the election, the electoral committee drew up criteria for the election and ensured that the criteria were consistent with the provisions of the NACC Constitution. The committee further provided the mechanism for an open and transparent election, mobilized partners to ensure full participation in the election. The electoral committee members are representatives from the Energy Commission of Nigeria, Federal Ministry of Environment and Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.
The new executives highly commended ICEED for the great initiative and the giant stride achieved by NACC under its leadership. Some of the achievements includes: Development and Approval of National Standards for Biomass Cookstoves; Establishment of a National Stove Eligibility Laboratory (NSEL) at University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Establishment of Clean Cookstoves Development Centre in Afikpo, Ebonyi State; Successful integration of Safe Access to Fuels and Energy (SAFE) in the humanitarian response in Northeast Nigeria and the establishment of the SAFE Working Group led by FAO; Expansion of Domestic Production of Clean Cookstoves and Fuels; Supported the Development of a National Clean Cookstoves Market Development Programme (NCCMDP); Organises Annual Clean Cooking Forum since 2015; Built strong partnership with government including the Federal Ministry of Environment, Office of the President of the Senate, Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, Standards Organisation of Nigeria, Energy Commission of Nigeria among others.
ICEED congratulates the new executives and hopes they will build on its successes, hit the ground running and take NACC to the next level.