Cooking Gas Skid Proprietors Association of Nigeria has lauded the move by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, to ensure that petroleum products marketers set up gas filling plants in all petrol stations across the country.
A statement by the Public Relations Officer, CGSPAN, Otunba Shittu Moshood, quoted Kachikwu as saying at a recent event in Abuja that legislation would be put in place by the Department of Petroleum Resources as part of efforts to deepen the use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, also known as cooking gas, across the country.
The Chairman, CGSPAN, Alhaji Adebisi Bada, in his address to members in Abeokuta, Ogun State last week, said, “Skid operations in filling stations, to the best of my knowledge, are very safe, contrary to some naive opinion from some quarters.
“In as much as appropriate safety measures, which the association is championing, are put in place by the operators, then the attendant risks involved would have been curtailed.”
Bada emphasised that skid operations were capable of providing thousands of jobs for the youth while boosting the availability of LPG to end users across the country.
According to him, siting an LPG skid plant either as a standalone or an add-on in filling stations will help boost the country’s Gross Domestic Product and bridge the gap between cooking gas users and distributors.
The CGSPAN chairman called on the minister and the DPR to speed up the legislation process so that Nigerians could benefit more from the nation’s abundant gas resources.