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Make cooking gas available, Lawan tells NLNG


The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday, called on the management of the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas to make liquefied petroleum gas, also known as cooking gas, available for domestic use.
Lawan, according to a statement by his media office, made the appeal when the Managing Director of the NLNG, Tony Attah, led a delegation on a courtesy visit to him.

 The Senate President urged the NLNG to ensure an improved supply of the cooking gas in the country.
He said,  “The LPG you bring to the country, you should bring more because if we have to move away from using the firewood and so many other things that can cause problems to the environment, we have to have more LPG for cooking.
“I believe that you have the wherewithal. If it requires a policy or legislation, I believe there is need to fast track our ability to make the LPG available to Nigerians.

“Today what is available to Nigerians is very low. I believe that we can do much better than that,” Lawan said.
The Senate President noted that the  NLNG was “one project that is so important and critical to Nigeria”.
He said although so far the project has been  doing well but that it could  still do better adding that “Nigeria can benefit better from gas resource than even from oil.”

 The NLNG boss explained that  the visit was to intimate the Senate President with the progress made by the company.
He said that the NLNG is seen as the fasted growing NLNG company in the world.
He said. “We are a global player but we are 100 percent Nigerian company and a major source of pride to the nation.
“This year defines our 30th anniversary of safely operating and when we talk to our customers, they refer to us as reliable, responsible but most importantly trusted.

“And we think that is really helping the image of our Nigeria because our ships go all over the world on a daily basis and we carry the flag to represent the country positively,” Attah said.

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