The Nigerian Association of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers has promised to distribute gas cylinders worth over N5m in Akwa Ibom State during its Annual General Meeting in Uyo.
President of NALPGAM, Mr Nosa Ogieva- Okunbor, disclosed this at a pre-AGM press briefing in Uyo last week.
Ogieva-Okunbor said that before the AGM, the association would give out 100 gas cylinders to MrsMartha Emmanuel’s pet project, FeYREP, for onward distribution to the less-privileged to encourage the use of cooking gas in the state.
Apart from the 100 cylinders that would be distributed to the Akwa Ibom governor’s wife’s pet project, he said hundreds of gas cylinders would also be distributed to Akwa Ibom people, specifically low-income earners.
According to him, the use of cooking gas is the cheapest and safest energy in the country.
“One of the things we added to this year’s AGM, which we started last year, is our attempt to deepen the usage of LPG, which is commonly called cooking gas. LPG in Nigeria is restricted to maybe cooking gas; it should not be so. LPG can also be used to power trucks and to do so many other things.
“In the attempt to deepen it, we will be giving out cylinders.
“The association wants to deepen the use of gas in the country and encourage people to switch to gas, instead of stove or firewood because it is cheaper, cleaner and safer,” he said.
Lamenting multiple taxation by government agencies, Ogievo-Okunbor appealed to state governors to encourage gas marketers by eradicating multiple taxes in their states.