The Federal Government says a nationwide sensitisation campaign on Liquified Petroleum Gas, LPG known as cooking gas adoption and expansion will soon commence.
Special Assistant to the Vice President on Liquified Petroleum Gas, Dayo Adeshina, who made this known in Bauchi state, explained that the objective of the exercise was to increase and expand access to adoption of cooking gas among Nigerians. He added that the government had since begin the programme in some of the 12 pilot states, whioch include Bauchi, Lagos, Ebonyi, Gombe, Katsina, Sokoto and Enugu. Others are Bayelsa, Delta, FCT Abuja, Ogun and Niger states.
Adeshina said the first phase of the exercise was expected to begin in twelve out of the 36 states of the federation, saying we want achieve full compliance to adoption of the commodity.
According to Presidential Aide, all the 36 states were expected to be covered within three years at the ratio of twelve states per year, and that investors and marketers will engage for effective implementation.
It would be recalled that the Federal Government last year pledged to inject five to 10 million gas cylinders into the market in the next one year.