THE nation’s Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG, consumption has risen to 1,000,000 metric tonnes, MT, from 500,000MT yearly, due mainly to increased demand.
The National President, Nigeria LPG Association, Nuhu Yakubu, said: “The industry has recorded a quantum leap in the number of LPG operators across the entire supply, demand and distribution value chain, occasioned by the continuous growth that has been recorded year on year, leading to current consumption now exceeding the 1,000,000MT mark as of December 2020, with equally bullish projections for 2021.
“Taking advantage of the successes recorded in the sector, with NLPGA’s improved media visibility and promoting value adding causes for the general good of the industry, and specific benefits to members, this ExCo has more than doubled our active membership strength since the last two years, and poised to do even more in the coming months, when we commence the planned nationwide awareness sensitization, wherein more state chapters will be launched.
“We have remained supportive to every member, with an improved sense of belonging. All matters brought to the attention of this ExCo by members have been treated with utmost dispatch, including interface with regulatory authorities, when they have sometimes been reported to have become overbearing on our members.
“We have treated every member’s case with utmost confidentiality when and where the need has so arisen, and we have improved on galvanizing our collective consensus on topical matters arising, and presented our stance on issues to authority with the needed courage and tact which has gained us improved recognition with government MDA’s in Nigeria, as well as with organisations across the international community. “