Study on Appraisal of Per Capita Consumption of Charcoal and Firewood as an Alternative Energy Sources for Domestic Usage in Keffi Nasarawa State Nigeria

Using forest leftovers (firewood and charcoal) in our houses is the most basic approach to use forest resources. Africa has been severely harmed by a shortage of energy. Nigeria’s electrical supply has been constrained in recent years. Gas, kerosene, and LNG are prohibitively expensive for the poor. As a result of weak leadership, poverty is spreading, particularly in a predominantly rural population in Nigeria and Africa, leaving common people with no resources to rely on save forest resources, where women and children seek refuge in the bushes. This study looks at per capita firewood and charcoal consumption on a daily, weekly, monthly, and annual basis. Consumption rates affect how much fuelwood is used. Regression models were utilised to statistically validate the rate of fuelwood consumption. The findings demonstrate that consumption rates are high per capita per day (charcoal 0.20 kg, firewood 0.09 kg), per capita per week (charcoal 9.9 kg, firewood 4.48 kg), per capita per month (charcoal 181.9 kg, firewood 82.5 kg), and per capita per year (charcoal 181.9 kg, firewood 82.5 kg) (charcoal 26,937 kg, firewood 12,042 kg). This demonstrates that people are destroying forests and modifying natural processes in the environment on a regular basis for the sake of fuelwood use.

Author(S) Details

Ibrahim Sufiyan
Federal Polytechnic Department of Geoinformatics and Surveying Nasarawa, Nigeria.

M. I. Nasir
Nasarawa State University Keffi, Geography Department, Nigeria.

A. T. Ogah
Nasarawa State University Keffi, Geography Department, Nigeria.

K. D. Muhammad
Geography Department Federal University Lafia, Nigeria.

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