NLPGA Achievement in 2016
Compliments of the season! We started the year 2016 with the good news that H.E. President Muhammadu Buhari had made a commitment to a 20% reduction in Green House Gas (GHG) Emissions at the Climate Change COP 21 meetings in Paris which came to an end on the 11th of December 2015.
This for me was the clearest indication that the government would be willing to listen to us. We had made presentations to the Transition committee and received assurances that the dreaded kerosene subsidy would be removed. This was done but there was still no firm pronouncement or commitment from the government on LPG, so that singular act by the President in Paris started the chain of events, which saw us spending more time interfacing with the government, and various agencies than we had done in the last three years. As you will see from the outline of our activities for the year 2016, we have partnered with a number of organizations in the public and private sector with the aim of achieving the desired goal for deepening the LPG industry and taking the market to a minimum 5million Tonnes in 5 yrs.
To achieve this we have made strong representations to the Federal Government at the highest levels, prepared a domestic policy on LPG in conjunction with the Budget and planning ministry and we shall hopefully start to see the desired results on some issues such as VAT and tariff on LPG equipment in 2017.The economic recession and the depreciation of the Naira has made this a challenging year but we still made substantial progress and would definitely achieve our target before I hand over to the next president in 2017 .
Thank you all for your support prayers and criticisms, it certainly helped the Exco and I to remain focused on the task we were elected to carry out.
NLPGA engaged at the highest levels with the following Agencies and institutions:
- H.E. The Vice President
- H.E. THE Senate President
- The Chairman Senate Committee on Gas
- The Chairman House Committee on Gas
- Hon Minister of State Petroleum
- Hon Minister of Environment
- Hon Minister Power, Works & Housing
- Hon Minister Industry Trade & Industry
- Hon Minister Finance
- Hon Minister Women’s Affairs
- Hon Minister Budget & Planning
- Hon Minister Internal Affairs
DPR, National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA), NIRSAL, NSIA, NERC, CBN, Bank of Industry (BOI), NSIA, SON, NSCDC
Nigerian Economic Summit Group ( NESG ), Energy Institute ( EI ), Africare, World Bank, IFC, Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria ( REAN ), West African Power Industry Conference ( WAPIC ), Nigeria Gas Association
(NGA), Heinrich Boell Foundation, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.
Policy Programs, Conferences & Summits:
NLPGA participated and made substantial contributions to the following:
- National Council on Power (Kaduna)
- National Council on Environment ( Lafia, Nasarawa State )
- National Council on Hydrocarbons (Abuja)
- NERC - Review of NERC's Mini Grid Regulations
- Heinrich Boell Foundation - Review of Internationally Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC)
- Private Sector Discussions on Implementing Nigeria's Internationally Determined Contributions (INDC)
- Private sector review of Nigerian Energy Future
- Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) - Nigeria Economic Summit Abuja - Sustainability Policy Commission
- Meetings with Ministry's of Finance, Agriculture, Power, Works &Housing, Trade & Industry, Environment.
- Ministry of Petroleum: Review of Draft National Gas Policy - Engagement on Gas Flare Down
- Office of the Vice-President: 1-Day Stakeholders Summit in collaboration with Ministry of Petroleum and NLNG.
- Ministry of Environment: Summit in conjunction with the Global Alliance for Clean Cook stoves
- General Electric (GE): LPG - POWER
- World Bank / Ministry of Petroleum: Gas Flare Down Utilization & Commercialization
Mr. Dayo Adeshina