Why Government Needs To Make Gas More Affordable

Why Government Needs To Make Gas More Affordable

To discourage the continued use of firewood for cooking and deforestation, with their attendant environment and health hazards, the government needs to make gas more affordable to the average Nigerians and ensure that operators access foreign exchange (forex).

The General Manager, Dozy Oil and Gas, Isaac Isiguzo, stated this.in Lagos.

He said the Federal Government’s encouragement of investors to go into manufacturing and packaging of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) would make Nigerians to shift from  wood to cooking gas.

Isiguzo told The Nation in Lagos that the company was channeling efforts to curtail deforestation in line with the government’s initiative.

He  said profit aside, it was patriotism that made the company key into the gas initiative, adding that the company was committed to partnering with the government to improve the life expectancy of Nigerians by switching to clean fuel such as LPG.

He expressed worry that many Nigerians still depended on firewood, which is causing deforestation, adding that climate change and desertification are real.

 

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