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Govt to commence nationwide sensitisation on LPG adoption, expansion

Special assistant to the vice president on Liquified Petroleum Gas, Mr Dayo Adeshina, says a nationwide sensitisation campaign on LPG adoption and expansion will soon commence.

Cooking gas cylinders
Cooking gas cylinders

Adeshina, made this known in an interview in Bauchi on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

He explained that the objective of the exercise was to increase and expand access to adoption of (LPG) known as cooking gas among Nigerians.

“We had since begun the programme in some of  the 12 pilot states.”

He said the first phase of the exercise was expected to begin in 12 out of the 36 states of the federation, saying “we want achieve full compliance to adoption of the commodity”.

Adeshina said the 12 pilot states were Bauchi, Lagos, Ebonyi, Gombe, Katsina, Sokoto and Enugu.

Others are Bayelsa, Delta, FCT Abuja, Ogun and Niger states, stressing that government would soon commence the programme.

According to him, all the 36 states were expected to be covered within three years at the ratio of 12 states per year.

“We will engage investors and marketers for effective implementation.”

He said  conventional, social media, traditional rulers and community leaders would be fully engaged in the campaign to achieve a  wider and effective coverage.

It will be recalled that the Federal Government last year pledged to inject five to 10 million LPG gas cylinders into the market in the next one year.

By Auwalu Birnin Kudu

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