23 December 2013, Abuja – Mr Haruna Momoh, the Managing Director, Petroleum Products Marketing Company, PPMC, on Saturday called for increased use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG, for cooking in the country.
Momoh made the call after receiving Public Accountability Award of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Abuja Chapter.
The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that LPG is popularly called cooking gas.
According to him, other countries are diversifying from kerosene to gas as house hold fuel. “Kerosene is expensive and is imported.'”
Momoh stressed that PPMC had ventured into gas utilisation, and called on Nigerians to switch over from kerosene to gas, which according to him is the future of the world.
“I urge Nigerians to rest the use of kerosene and save costs. A lot has been done by Government to ensure that it comes to stay. We produced 250,000 metric tonnes of LPG this year.
“Our market plan is to begin more retailing of LPG and lubricants in our 450 mega and affiliate stations by mid-2014 so as to ensure quality and pricing,” he said.
He added that “LPG is cleaner and safer.'”
Momoh assured Nigerians that the PPMC would continue to ensure petroleum products were available at all times.