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90% Of Gas Cylinders In Nigeria Are Expired – Federal Government by kolafolabi(m): 3:40am On Dec 12, 2017
DESPITE its huge population of 194 million people, only five per cent of Nigerians use gas for cooking. About 60 per cent use firewood, 30 per cent use kerosene, while five per cent use coal. These figures were given by Programme Manager, National LPG Expansion Implementation Plan (Office of the Vice-President).

Adeshina, also disclosed that about 90 percent of the cooking gas are in expired gas cylinders.

Industry reports showed although low utilisation of LPG constitutes a source of worry to the government; it remains more worried about the danger associated with the use of expired cylinders.

Consequently, it has raised an alarm over the non-testing and proliferation of expired gas cylinders in circulation across the country, saying cylinders outlive their safety after 15 years.

Adeshina, said most cylinders in Nigeria are over 30 years old and are very dangerous for use.

He, therefore stated: “Things need to change in the industry. Today, everybody wants a cylinder but in most developed countries where LPG plays active role, marketers are rightly the sellers of cylinders.

This is because from when it is manufactured, it passes through proliferation after five years, with Standard of Organisation, SON, running its test and certification. All of these processes take 10years. After 15 years, the cylinders should be withdrawn from the market.

But today how many of us can attest for manufacturing date of the cylinders we have in our homes? There are cylinders that have been with us for 30 years and have not been tested or certified. Our investigation has shown that over 90 percent of Nigerians are using expired cylinders”

Suggesting the way forward to attract Nigerians from the use of ‘firewood and kerosene’, he called for massive awareness campaign, saying “The mindset of Nigerians has to be changed to reason why LPG should be preferred”.

FG’s Investment

Adesina, said Nigeria was in dire need of cylinder plants, which according to him, the country lacks. “We need to invest in cylinders and proudly one of the investors would have its cylinder operating plants opened in January. We also need to have cylinder re-proliferation plants.”

He, however, faulted the regulation in the sector, saying “We need to take care of the regulatory and fiscal policy. Enforcement needs to play a big role. There is going to be a shakeup of regulation because the government has seen that if we ever have a repeat of the incident we had in Nnewi, it is dead on arrival. Industry would not be able to come out of such incident.

We have a 5 year plan for cylinder where for the next three years you can still import and hoping that we are going to encourage investors to have manufacturing plants where it will be 50 percent importation and 50 percent local production, and by the fifth year, we are going to have 100 percent local production. “l

So the government is going to throw up a whole lot of incentives to help investors achieve the desired goal and growth. In doing all of these, we are going to look for alternatives in as much as cooking is the main drive; my mandate is to shift 4 million Nigerians to gas within the next two years. Personally I have set it high and that is why the investment aspect of raising funding is significant for this program.

The Vice President of NLPGA and managing director/CEO of Banner Energy, Mr. Nuhu Yakubu, said that there was adequate domestic supply of the product in the nation.

Yakubu who noted that domestic demand was not growing as fast as expected called for effective regulation targeted at increasing demand.

He also called on operators in the sector to invest in retailers in order to develop the domestic market for LPG in the nation. LPG Supplies However, the Nigeria LNG (NLNG) Limited expressed the commitment of the company to flood the market with LPG.

The company expressed its commitment to continue to support growth of the LPG industry by dedicating 350,000 metric tonnes per annum of cooking gas otherwise known as Domestic LPG (DLPG) to the country, to ensure reliable and affordable supply.

NLNG Manager Sales Administration, Mr. Ahmed Joda stated that “NLNG also advocates and encourages infrastructure development to ensure debottlenecking of existing receiving and storage facilities and expansion of the facilities with the construction of new ones.

According to him, Domestic LPG (DLPG) consumption is expected to grow to1.7million Tonnes per annum by 2020 if extensive intervention strategies are adopted. He stated that while NLNG is focusing on optimizing coastal delivery to Apapa -revamp NPMC jetties, optimizing shipping operations to reduce product shipping costs, and encouraging storage capacity development; there is need for continuous engagement of direct stakeholders (Off-takers) on safety and active participation in an industry-wide LPG conversion scheme.

The LPG business in Nigeria is one which has opportunities that can be harnessed in the value chain to bridge the gap.”

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/12/90-gas-cylinders-nigeria-expired-fg/

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Re: 90% Of Gas Cylinders In Nigeria Are Expired – Federal Government by bigtt76(f): 5:13am On Dec 12, 2017
So produce and distribute new affordable ones naaaa angry

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Re: 90% Of Gas Cylinders In Nigeria Are Expired – Federal Government by Nutase: 5:59am On Dec 12, 2017
lawless republic

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Re: 90% Of Gas Cylinders In Nigeria Are Expired – Federal Government by mamaafrik(m): 6:01am On Dec 12, 2017
Hmmmm,mezioku,abeg ponuso
Re: 90% Of Gas Cylinders In Nigeria Are Expired – Federal Government by hatchy: 6:16am On Dec 12, 2017
Long story.

Direction less and unfocused government.

Too much talk with no action. Next year they will say a different thing or even same thing whenever they have an occasion.

Nigeria, I give up!

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Re: 90% Of Gas Cylinders In Nigeria Are Expired – Federal Government by amunkita(m): 6:18am On Dec 12, 2017
As if our present politicians aint expired too.

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Re: 90% Of Gas Cylinders In Nigeria Are Expired – Federal Government by paix(m): 12:48pm On Jan 13
How then can one identify an expired cylinder?

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Re: 90% Of Gas Cylinders In Nigeria Are Expired – Federal Government by fratermathy(m): 10:49am On Jan 14
Expired gas cylinder? Hearing this for the first time. I've been using my cylinders for over 12 years now. Are they expired?

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Re: 90% Of Gas Cylinders In Nigeria Are Expired – Federal Government by Alphasoar(m): 10:50am On Jan 14
Too many problems, proffer solutions, na! What you people weh know is to start blames games!

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Re: 90% Of Gas Cylinders In Nigeria Are Expired – Federal Government by joshtega27(m): 10:51am On Jan 14
since they have noticed it,,,
the next thing is to bring up a solution...finish

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Re: 90% Of Gas Cylinders In Nigeria Are Expired – Federal Government by phlamesG: 10:51am On Jan 14
charcoal and firewood are the best for me grin

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Re: 90% Of Gas Cylinders In Nigeria Are Expired – Federal Government by walter08: 10:51am On Jan 14
If you bribe SON they will give you free wheel to bring in expired cylinders.

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Re: 90% Of Gas Cylinders In Nigeria Are Expired – Federal Government by angelbulksms: 10:52am On Jan 14
fratermathy:
Expired gas cylinder? Hearing this for the first time. I've been using my cylinders for over 12 years now. Are they expired?

They do o. Also keep insecticides and other volatile household items away from your kitchen. Pls never take domestic safety for granted.

Student or Housewife? Check my signature on how to make money easily in 2018

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Re: 90% Of Gas Cylinders In Nigeria Are Expired – Federal Government by wildcatter23(m): 10:52am On Jan 14
Thing is expired from the head
Re: 90% Of Gas Cylinders In Nigeria Are Expired – Federal Government by jaymejate(m): 10:52am On Jan 14
Weytin consine me, make the thing sha de cook my beans finish

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Re: 90% Of Gas Cylinders In Nigeria Are Expired – Federal Government by Nutase: 10:53am On Jan 14
Solution providers are needed in this country. We know how to discover problems without solutions.

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Re: 90% Of Gas Cylinders In Nigeria Are Expired – Federal Government by damosade(m): 10:53am On Jan 14
wetin concern fg with my cylinder! where are the basic amenities promised. failed government.

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Re: 90% Of Gas Cylinders In Nigeria Are Expired – Federal Government by mzHANA(f): 10:54am On Jan 14
Been expired doesn't makes it useless.

This is Nigeria not whites country

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Re: 90% Of Gas Cylinders In Nigeria Are Expired – Federal Government by eedrissa(m): 10:54am On Jan 14
smile..when there is nothing to talk bout again..... yeye nation yeye policy yeye leader

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Re: 90% Of Gas Cylinders In Nigeria Are Expired – Federal Government by jaymejate(m): 10:54am On Jan 14
joshtega27:
since they have noticed it,,,

the next thing is to bring up a solution...finish

You never know Nigeria?
They always notice ni... No solution. It's a strategy. When they notice and publicise it, the people supplying them will want to bribe them Na. Na the money they are after

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Re: 90% Of Gas Cylinders In Nigeria Are Expired – Federal Government by Wiseandtrue(f): 10:54am On Jan 14
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Re: 90% Of Gas Cylinders In Nigeria Are Expired – Federal Government by Wiseandtrue(f): 10:55am On Jan 14
Cylinder wey I don dey use since when undecided

Them don come again shocked shocked

This government only knows about problems but no solution

Them never finish the ones wey dey ground, they are looking for another one undecided

Mark my words, they are about to extort the masses undecided but guess what #ourmumudondo

The most corrupt governance ever!

SMH

Even gas, 12.5kg was N2700 in GEJ regime is now N3800

Let someone come and speak ill of GEJ for here na God go punish una

mtcheeew

Besides if only 5% is using gas that must be the elites, how true is it that it's up to 30yrs

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Re: 90% Of Gas Cylinders In Nigeria Are Expired – Federal Government by Makaveli1166(m): 10:55am On Jan 14
amunkita:
As if our present politicians aint expired too.
very true*98% are substandard expired vegetables..

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Re: 90% Of Gas Cylinders In Nigeria Are Expired – Federal Government by Marsh104(m): 10:57am On Jan 14
Ndiaara!!
Re: 90% Of Gas Cylinders In Nigeria Are Expired – Federal Government by jerflakes(m): 10:58am On Jan 14
So, what should we do about it?

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Re: 90% Of Gas Cylinders In Nigeria Are Expired – Federal Government by Franking: 10:59am On Jan 14
Everything is expired in this country. Shithole country.

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Re: 90% Of Gas Cylinders In Nigeria Are Expired – Federal Government by madridguy(m): 10:59am On Jan 14
Noted.
Re: 90% Of Gas Cylinders In Nigeria Are Expired – Federal Government by Proudlyngwa(m): 10:59am On Jan 14
Nutase:
Solution providers are needed in this country. We know how to discover problems without solutions.

you can be one of the producers or certified regulators, government is not meant to do everything for you

BoboKush:

Nah they will find someone to blame

jaymejate:


You never know Nigeria?
They always notice ni... No solution. It's a strategy. When they notice and publicise it, the people supplying them will want to bribe them Na. Na the money they are after

bigtt76:
So produce and distribute new affordable ones naaaa angry
Re: 90% Of Gas Cylinders In Nigeria Are Expired – Federal Government by BoboKush(m): 11:00am On Jan 14
bigtt76:
So produce and distribute new affordable ones naaaa angry
Nah they will find someone to blame
Re: 90% Of Gas Cylinders In Nigeria Are Expired – Federal Government by Olukokosir(m): 11:00am On Jan 14
Expire!!! Nt in Nigeria

A typical Nigerian man ll patch d cylinder once d tin leak nd repatch again.

Notin dey expire in Nigeria my pple

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Re: 90% Of Gas Cylinders In Nigeria Are Expired – Federal Government by aspirebig: 11:00am On Jan 14
Who carried out the survey?

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