Lite Gas distributes free LPG, Eko Gas cylinders to group
Lite Gas, the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) brand of Gas Terminalling and Distribution Ltd., in partnership with the Lagos State Government under the Eko Gas project, has distributed free 25 units of LPG cylinder bundle to the low income members of the Muslim Association of Nigeria. Gas Terminalling, a member of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry LPG Group (LCCI LPG Group), said each of the 25 beneficiaries went home with a complete set of cylinder (filled with cooking gas), the mesh, regulator and the cooker ring.
According to the Chief Financial Officer of Gas Terminalling, Abubakar Folami, Lite Gas extended the gesture to the beneficiaries and the Surulere branch of the association as part of its contribution to encourage the low income earners of the community to switch to the use of a more cost effective fuel.
The beneficiaries are discouraged from the use of other dangerous and expensive energy sources to utilise the much cleaner, cheaper, safer, efficient, affordable and readily available LPG (otherwise known as cooking gas). They were also educated on the fact that cooking gas is not only meant for the rich, but for every member of the community irrespective of their social class.
In his words, “The World Health Organisation (WHO) in its findings has said the use of fossil fuels like firewood; charcoal and kerosene are some of the causes of heart problems and cancer. So our mission here is to encourage people to switch to the use of a much cleaner fuel that is, the LPG.”
He also mentioned that the LCCI LPG group, which Lite Gas is a member, has distributed for free, about 450 of such cylinders bundle worth over N6 million, saying that the gesture is one of the many Corporate Social Responsibility that Lite Gas would be embarking on.
One of the beneficiaries, Mrs Salifat Alayaki, while expressing gratitude to the organisation, said with the complete set she received, Lite Gas just made switch to LPG an instantaneous thing for her, as she is ready-to-go cooking.
Another beneficiary, Mrs Risikat Lawal, claimed she was glad to join the league of “happening” women around town who cook with LPG, as she would no longer need to worry about the color of her pot, an issue she had hitherto struggled with while using other cooking fuel.