Lagos Commissions Gas Plant, to boost supply of Cooking Gas to 20,000 Homes.

Written by on November 26, 2021

The Lagos State Government has commissioned a 40 metric-ton Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Refill Plant in Ikorodu.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in the company of his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, opened the gas plant on Thursday built by Ibile Oil and Gas Corporation (IOGC), the state-owned energy firm, in Igbogbo-Baiyeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA) to ramp up the supply of LPG for domestic use.

He also believes the move will create an alternative gas market for residents, thereby, crashing the rising cost of cooking gas in Lagos.

According to the governor, the energy project was also initiated to key into the nation’s ambitious goal to develop the natural gas industry and encourage domestic use of safe cooking gas to cut down the use of dirty fuels responsible for carbon emission and air pollution.

Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Olalere Odusote, said the plant was built with the highest safety standards, noting that the siting of the facility was deliberate to serve a large number of the populace.

Managing Director of IOGC, Doyin Akinyanju, said the gas plants developed by the corporation had the capacity to supply 20,000 homes within the radius of operation, adding that jobs were created for young people in the supply chain through the use of purpose-built vehicles for door-to-door delivery in neighbourhoods.

The Ikorodu plant is the fourth facility delivered by the corporation. Three other refill plants of varying capacities were built in Amuwo Odofin, Alimosho and Iponri areas of the State.

Seun Fakorede

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