Many residents in Kano are increasingly resorting to traditional ways of cooking, owing to the rising cost of cooking gas, a development that has negative consequences to the environment. Daily Trust on Sunday reports.
Charcoal and wood fuel or firewood are the traditional sources of energy for cooking many residents had abandoned but lately reconsidered by some households due to the high cost of cooking gas.
Isma’il Adamu sells charcoal at Dorayi Karshen Waya, one of the major trading centers in the city. He said that due to the high cost of cooking gas, the market has changed.
“We have more customers now, and every day we receive new ones. While many of the new customers are not familiar faces, some of them are people we knew as cooking gas clients. Others are previous customers who changed to cooking gas but are now back,” he said.
Adamu, however, said that although there is an influx of customers for charcoal, the price of the product had not changed. A bag of the commodity costs N2,600 but there are small packages for N300, N200 and N100.