The Federal Government on Tuesday sensitized key stakeholders in Bauchi State on the National Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Expansion Plan to seek their support to ensure sustainable socio-economic growth through adoption and to the expansion of LPG.
During the opening ceremony of a 2-day sensitization and awareness campaign on the plan, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on LPG, Dr. Dayo Adesina, said the sensitization was aimed at encouraging the use of liquefied petroleum gas.
He pointed out that the participation of Nigerians in the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) expansion plan would represent huge investments, especially in the fight against climate change in the country.
Dr. Adesina noted that the policy was being implemented in Bauchi, Gombe, Katsina, Sokoto, Ebonyi, Enugu, FCT, Lagos, Ogun and Niger States and sought the support and cooperation of stakeholders for the success of the policy. project in the selected countries. states.
“The collaboration between the federal government and the states implementing the project is important and the industrial, energy and agricultural sectors are all areas where LPG can have a significant impact.
“In 2017, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved the National Gas Policy to reduce and mitigate climate change in our country.”
In a keynote address, Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed said the state government had endorsed the establishment of the Oil and Gas Academy to complement the federal government’s efforts towards development oil and gas and solid minerals.
Represented by his deputy, Senator Baba Tela, the governor observed that the awareness campaign was timely as it would go a long way in addressing a number of persistent issues facing the states.