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FG to provide 10 million gas cylinders for 12 states – Osinbajo



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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo stated on Monday that the Federal Government intends to supply 10 million gas cylinders within a year.

According to the VP, they will be supplied by certified marketers in 12 pilot states.

Prof. Osinbajo made the statement during a two-day Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) sensitization in Asaba, Delta State, with the topic “Stimulating Delta State’s socio-economic growth through LPG adoption and expansion.”

The event was organized by the Office of the Vice President’s National LPG Expansion Implementation Plan (NLEIP) in partnership with the Delta State government.


The VP, who was represented by Mr Dayo Adeshina, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on LPG and National Programme Manager on NLEIP, revealed that two states from each geopolitical zone had been selected for the pilot program.

He stated that the Federal Government was committed to ending gas flaring and that he had signed the climate change bill to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the country.

Osinbajo stated that the country has proven gas reserves of 260 trillion cubic feet (tcf) and unproven reserves of 600tcf, but that these figures would be meaningless if stakeholders failed to take proactive actions to harness the resource.

This education comes at a critical moment, according to him, because Delta state is a major player in the nation’s oil and gas business.

He said: “Nigeria is gas-rich as well as oil, unfortunately, the concentration has been on oil, when we have 260tcf of proven gas reserve and 600tcf unproven gas reserves, all those figures will remain statistics unless we do something about it.


“A state like Delta is crucial because of the abundant gas available here, Gas flaring must come to an end and we must make use of resources that will come from ending gas flaring.

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