Comparison of cooking energy consumption in rural areas in Nigeria (case study: Moniya, Alabata and odundun villages in Ibadan, Oyo state)
Oke David B, Oyedemi, Taiwo I, Abioye Adewumi I, Adegoke Jimoh
A survey was carried out to determine the cooking energy consumption patterns in Moniya, Alabata and Odundun communities in Akinyele local government area of Oyo state. Data was obtained from two hundred (200) households in each community using well-structured questionnaires. Analysis of the data revealed that kerosene and electricity are the most used energy sources in the three communities. The average cost per month of gas is the highest while that of saw dust is the lowest among the energy sources. The daily supply of kerosene and wood in the three communities is constant while that of electricity is the poorest. It was recommended, among other things, that the use of wood, charcoal and saw dust for cooking should be minimized to reduce exposure to carbon monoxide and smoke because of the health implications and also to reduce deforestation.