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Federal Government Announces Plans To Stop Ownership Of Gas Cylinders By Consumers

By - - [ NAIJA NEWS ]

The Federal Government has implied on its arrangements to build up a strategy that will evacuate the responsibility for Petroleum Gas (cooking gas) barrels from shoppers.

The FG expressed that the move would help extend the utilization of LPG, prevalently known as cooking gas, expressing that the legislature had achieved a concurrence with two unique chamber producers to convey 600,000 barrels to LPG wholesalers on layaway, with a pre-installment time of year and a half.

Talking at a partners’ discussion on LPG entrance in Abuja on Tuesday, the Senior Technical Assistant to the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources on Downstream and Infrastructure, Brenda Ataga, noticed that the arranged approach on gas chambers would necessitate that the responsibility for office “lays carefully on the vendors and wholesalers.”

Central Government declares plans

She noticed that beside extending the entrance and utilization of LPG the nation over, the strategy would likewise address issues of security.

She said the Federal Government would before long start a clampdown on illicit roadside LPG vendors and asked administrators to quickly change over their outlets to small scale appropriation focuses before the start of the requirement.

“The MDCs will essentially create and introduce into the market what we call the cylinder exchange programme, whereby the cylinders are owned by the distributors,” Ataga said. She told operators, “There is no need for you to decant for anybody that comes in, and that eliminates illegal risks as well. You would fill them at the refill plants that would be tied to you and exchange it with your customers because you know your customers already. “Your customers pay for only the content, while you own the cylinders and control the management of those cylinders.”
Providing reasons for the policy, Ataga said;
“It is for us to be able to, at any point in time, discern and discover cylinders that are bad, cylinders that need recertification and cylinders that need to be removed from circulation.
“We put that onus on distributors going forward, to support the safe and standard method of selling LPG. I tell you today that Nigeria is the only country in West Africa that does not practice the re-circulation model. Everyone has moved away from this because again, most of the population cannot afford cylinders; so, you have to remove that cost from them.”