Akwa Ibom: NALPGAM donates gas cylinders to rural women
The Nigerian Association of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers (NALPGAM) has distributed 300 gas cylinders worth five million Naira to rural women in Akwa Ibom state.
The group also donated another 100 cylinders to support the pet project of the wife of the state governor, Martha Udom Emmanuel for onward distribution to the less privileged in the state.
The exercise, which took place yesterday before the Annual General Meeting of the association saw the President, Nosa Ogieva-Okunbor revealing that records show the state was far behind in the consumption of liquefied petroleum gas despite being the highest oil and gas producing state. He appealed to the Federal government and other stakeholders to improve awareness on the use of LPG to grow investment and gas domestication in the country. He, however, maintained that every stakeholder is needed in growing the product and its use.
He implored the government to remove bottlenecks stifling the growth of the industry and create an enabling environment to encourage the ease of doing business in the sector noting that, the sector can stimulate job creation and economic stability.