LPG investors to train plant operators on safety measures

Must read

Over 138 NYSC members have tested positive for COVID-19 – NCDC boss Reveals

The Director-General of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, says a total of 138 members of the National Youth...

Tambuwal Seeks More Collaboration With FG, UDU On Renewable Energy

By Muhammad Ibrahim, Sokoto Sokoto State government has sought extended partnership with the federal government and the Usman Danfodio...

US celebrates Nigerian Doctor Who Helped Develop COVID-19 Vaccine

The United States Mission to Nigeria has celebrated Dr Onyema Ogbuagu, for his role in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.

IGP Promotes 82,779 Junior Police Officers

As 16 Killed by ENDSARS Rioters get posthumous promotion By Mike Oboh The Inspector-General of Police,...

By Amadin Idahosa

A group of professionals and and big time investors in Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG, will be training a number of gas plant operators on the proper safety measures.

The group responsible for the training is the Nigerian Association of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association, NALPGAM, a body of professionals and investors in LPG business.

The training is coming as a result of NALPGAM floating a resource centre to boost capacity in the sector.

Director General of the resource centre, Mr.Gbenga Falusi, explained that the essence of the centre was aimed at bridging the knowledge gap in the industry.

He said the establishment of the resource centre was borne out of the NALPGAM Governing Council ingenuity as a mark of innovation for the LPG sector.

The LPG expert also hinted that part of the plans of the centre was to conduct periodic training for those working as operators in the LPG plant.

‘‘The LPG sector requires training and re-training. You cannot just bring someone from the streets and engage him in the plant. These attitudes on the part of some investors are reasons why we record explosions that are avoidable’’. He said.

He explained that the centre would also serve as a rallying point for stakeholders and would be investors to source valuable information that could help them in investment decisions and build their reservoir of knowledge in LPG.

The DG said there was the need for NALGPGAM members to have a fulcrum and an information hub to draw privileged and up to date information as it relates to the business of LPG.

Falusi posited that the centre would also be an advocacy platform to further advance the effective utilization of LPG, analyse Government policies as it relates to, and affect the LPG sector.

He added that one of the cardinal objectives of the centre would also be for it to provide robust policy options for Government to adopt towards advancing the course of the LPG industry.

He assured that the mission to drive the agenda of the centre remained a major commitment on the part of those to implement same, saying there was no cause for alarm as far as the deliverables are concerned.

A worried Falusi disclosed that safety remained one of the major concerns agitating the minds of stakeholders in the sector.

As such, he said, safety is a number priority in the usage and consumption of LPG which the centre would be focusing on in the months ahead.

He said the centre would not shy away from creating further awareness that basic safety culture must be embraced by every user and operator in the industry as it relates to every segment of the entire value chain.

The resource centre boss said there was the need for LPG usage in the country to be fully domesticated across the distribution and supply chain network, adding that as a country, we do not have any business importing LPG because we are so much endowed with the natural resource.

He warned that the continued importation of LPG would further weaken the Naira because “Each time we do so, our foreign exchange is being depleted alongside the depletion of human capital because by so doing, we are creating jobs for citizens of other countries.

- Advertisement -

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest article

Over 138 NYSC members have tested positive for COVID-19 – NCDC boss Reveals

The Director-General of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, says a total of 138 members of the National Youth...

Tambuwal Seeks More Collaboration With FG, UDU On Renewable Energy

By Muhammad Ibrahim, Sokoto Sokoto State government has sought extended partnership with the federal government and the Usman Danfodio...

US celebrates Nigerian Doctor Who Helped Develop COVID-19 Vaccine

The United States Mission to Nigeria has celebrated Dr Onyema Ogbuagu, for his role in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.

IGP Promotes 82,779 Junior Police Officers

As 16 Killed by ENDSARS Rioters get posthumous promotion By Mike Oboh The Inspector-General of Police,...

Nasarawa Assembly passes 2 bills into second reading, receives report on supplementary budget

Abel Leonard/ lafia The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has passed into second reading a Bill for a Law...