The Oil Sustainability Programme (OSP), a global clean cooking fuels initiative aimed at reaching 750million homes globally has commenced an awareness campaign on the use of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG).

This is as the price of cooking gas continues to spiral upwards across the country in recent months, on the back of exchange rate imbalaces.

Speaking during the flag-off of the awareness campaign, a consultant with the OSP, Mrs. Brenda Onose Ataga, expressed dismay that out of the 36 million households in Nigeria, only seven percent use LPG for cooking.

Ataga said that the campaign is meant to increase the awareness for the domestic use of LPG because of its comparative advantages over other sources of cooking.

According to Ataga, the use of clean cooking gas delivers several levels of the gas transition objective, enhancing the socio- economic strata of the society, as well as guarantees environmental preservation.

In his remarks, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Gas, Senator Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe, said that the initiative to promote the use of LPG as a clean cooking fuel through the OSP is commendable and aligns perfectly with the Federal Government’s commitment to environmental stewardship and energy sustainability.

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Senator Jarigbe who was represented by Mr. Joseph Ulom, added that the awareness programme holds immense potential to empower communities with the knowledge and resources needed to make informed choices for a cleaner, healthier future.

He said that by advocating for the adoption of LPG, OSP is not only promoting sustainable energy practices, but also contributing to improving air quality and enhancing public health.

For his part, a senior consultant with OSP, Dr. Gasem Fallatu said the use of clean cooking gas is achievable in Nigeria.