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NLPGA Executive Secretary, Joseph Eromosele, 2nd Vice-President, Engr. Baylon Duru, NLPGA President, Dayo Adeshina, Admin. Assistant, Mrs. Omolara Lawal.
The Nigerian Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (NLPGA) has called for the removal of duties and levies on Liquefied Natural Gas (LPG) equipment imported as well as the granting of tax holidays for new businesses in the LPG value chain.
Nigerian Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association, NLPGA President, Dayo Adesina who stated this during a courtesy visit to The Guardian Newspapers in Lagos with some executive members of the association, lamented that the tariffs on imported equipment like accessories, valves, regulators, cylinders are extremely high such that by the time they come out of the ports it is almost about 40 per cent.
The NLPGA President called for the development of the LPG sector through provision of incentives to promote clean environment, improved health, employment opportunities, human capital development, and affordable energy for Nigerians. Reduction in tariff, according to Adesina, would make LPG cheaper and affordable to Nigerians thereby increasing their purchasing power on other activities.
The NLPGA President, during another visit to The Punch Place, the corporate headquarters of Punch Nigeria Limited in Ogun State, with some ExCo members decried the lack of any functioning cooking gas cylinder manufacturing plants in the country.
Mr. Adeshina stated that the Federal Government should put in place intervention funds to encourage the manufacture of cylinders in the country to stem the loss of about $10m being spent annually to import them. “This country should have at least 12 cylinder manufacturing plants; Indonesia has well over 15 plants,” he said.