Nigeria Vice-President to Inaugurate Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Cylinder Manufacturing Plant in Lagos State.
Nigeria Vice-President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will soon inaugurate Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinder manufacturing plant in lagos state. The plant is expected to be the biggest LPG plant in West Africa and will be launch in June 7, 2019.
CEO of Techno Oil Group, Mrs Nkechi Obi told reporters that the building of the plant commenced in 2015. The project will help to boost cooking gas adoption in Nigeria said Obi.
According to Obi, “His Excellency, the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has graciously accepted to commission our Liquefied Pressure Gas (LPG) manufacturing plant for the service of Nigerians and humanity. The commissioning is slated for June 7 at the premises of the plant which is along the Ajah-Epe highway in the Ibeju-Lekki Ajah Local Government Area of Lagos State.’’
The plant will aim at generating hundreds of jobs for Nigeria population especially those residing in Lagos. It will also produce over five million units of standard LPG cylinders annually for the Nigerian market. Likewise, markets in the West Africa sub-region.
Obi further said that the plant will also come handy in driving the Nigeria economy through innovation. This will be in line with the policy objective of the Federal Government. Meanwhile, Techno Oil is keen on ensuring the success of the Clean and Green Energy initiative of the Lagos State government, aimed at promoting environmentally friendly practices She said.
Obi finally said that there is no reason for Nigeria to be importing LPG cylinders at the stage of nation development. She also said that Nigerian should embrace LPG for domestic needs rather than continuing depending on unhealthy and hazardous energy source such as kerosene, firewood and charcoal.