Igbomina Anglican Diocese commissions gas plant in Oro
To reduce unemployment in Kwara State, the Igbomina Anglican Diocese has flagged off community transformation programme with the commissioning of 10MT Gas Plant, a gas plant known as Jumosokan Gas Plant in Oke-Ola, Oro in Irepodun Local Council of Kwara State.
Bishop of Igbomina Anglican Diocese, Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Adekola, said the gas plant is in tandem with Federal Government’s gas expansion programme, which is in partnership with NIPCO Plc. to reduce crime through job creation, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and promote health.
According to Adekola, the use of traditional fuels such as firewood, charcoal and kerosene has negative impact on human health, as it contributes to global warming. He added that cooking gas, which is environmental-friendly would reduce deforestation.
Chief Imam of Oro, Sheik Taofeek Sanusi, who applauded the project, said Bishop Adekola had exhibited love among other faithful and residents of Oro, adding that the gas station would lessen their burden of searching for cooking gas.
Also, Kwara State Director of Fire Service, Prince Olumuyiwa Falade advised Nigerians to always open their window while using gas to prevent fire disaster. Prince Falade, who was represented by head of fire prevention, Mr. Mohammed Kazeem, urged those using gas to always be alert to detect leakages as well as teach their children how to curb fire disaster. The representative of NIPCO Plc., Engineer Uche Irenaus and The Alapa of Agbonda, HRH Sunday Johnson Tejumade Iranloye delivered goodwill messages on behalf of the traditional rulers in attendance. Igbomina Diocese subsidised a kilogramme of gas for N640.
(Rev Canon Falusi Tope Paul is the Communicator, Diocese of Igbomina)