The Federal Government is set to inject 10 million gas cylinders in the next one year, through certified marketers in 12 pilot states.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made this known at a two-day Liquefied
Petroleum Gas, LPG sensitisation under the theme: “Stimulating Delta
state’s socio-economic growth through LPG adoption and expansion”,
on Monday, in Asaba. The programme was organised by the National
LPG Expansion Implementation Plan, NLEIP under the Office of the
Vice President, in collaboration with the Delta state government.
Osinbajo, who was represented by Senior Special Assistant to the
President on LPG and National Programme Manager on NLEIP Dayo
Adeshina, stated that two states had been selected from each geopolitical
zone for the pilot programme.
He also added that the Federal Government is committed to ensuring an
end to gas-flaring and had signed the climate change bill, to reduce the
emission of greenhouse gases in the country.
The Vice President however noted that the country had proven gas
reserves of 260 trillion cubits feet and unproven reserve of 600 cubits
feet, adding that all that would remain statistics if stakeholders failed to
take proactive measures on exploiting the resource.