FG plans to stop ownership of gas cylinders by consumers

The federal government is developing a policy that will eliminate ownership of consumers' liquefied petroleum gas (gas cooker) cylinders.

FG said the measure will help deepen the use of LPG, popularly known as cooking gas, adding that the government has reached an agreement with two original cylinders.
the manufacturers will distribute 600,000 cylinders to LPG distributors on credit with a prepayment period of 18 months.

Speaking at a stakeholder forum on LPG penetration in Abuja on Tuesday, a senior technical assistant to the Minister of State for Development and Infrastructure
Brenda Ataga of Petroleum Resources said the planned policy on gas cylinders would require ownership of the facility. "It's based strictly on resellers and
dealers ".

He noted that in addition to deepening the penetration and use of LPG throughout the country, the policy would also address security problems. She said that the
the government will soon crack down on illegal LPG traders on the road and urged operators to immediately convert their outlets into microdistribution
Centers before the start of execution.

"The MDCs will essentially create and market what we call a cylinder exchange program, so the cylinders are owned by the distributors," Ataga said. She said
the operators, "There is no need for you to settle with anybody who joins, and this eliminates the illegal risks as well." You would fill them in the refill
that would be attached to you and you would exchange them with your clients because you already know your customers. "Your customers only pay for the content,
while you are the owner
The cylinders and control of the management of these cylinders ".

Giving reasons for politics, said Ataga;

"It is so that we can, at any time, discern and discover the cylinders that are in poor condition, the cylinders that need recertification and the cylinders that
must be removed.
from circulation.

"We place this burden on distributors to move forward to support the safe and standard method of selling LPG Today I tell you that Nigeria is the only West Africa.
Country that does not practice the recirculation model. Everyone has turned away from this because, once again, the majority of the population can not buy cylinders;
 So you have
to eliminate that cost from them. "

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