Osinbajo to address world leaders at 2021 global forum on LPG in Dubai

Oredola Adeola


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, on Monday departed Nigeria for Dubai to attend the World Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association forum ongoing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where he is expected to deliver a keynote address on the theme of the LPG Week – “Energising Tomorrow.”

Nigeria has the ninth largest gas reserves in the world, with proven gas reserves of 188 trillion cubic feet (tcf).

The VP is expected to join other world leaders, top government ministers from several countries, and chief executives of major multinational corporations in the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) sectors around the globe during the week-long program which started on Sunday and will end on Thursday, under the auspices of the Paris-based World LPG Association.

Mr. Osinbajo’s spokesperson, Laolu Akande, in a statement released on Monday, disclosed that the VP will be speaking on Tuesday at the forum, which is attracting over 2,000 delegates from 72 countries.

According to him, the World LGP Week, which was first held in Amsterdam in 2019, is an annual event bringing together major LPG companies, senior public sector officials, industry experts, and other relevant stakeholders.

This year’s LPG Week, which will hold at the Dubai World Trade Centre, will create opportunities for global stakeholders to engage, including a global exhibition, technology conference, the LPG Development Summit, among others.

WLPGA promotes the use of LPG to foster a safer, cleaner, healthier and more prosperous world. The Association is the authoritative voice of the global LPG industry and represents the full LPG value chain.

The WLPGA brings together over 300 private and public companies operating in more than 125 countries involved in one, several or all activities of the industry; develops long-term partnerships with international organisations; and implements projects on local and global scales.

The World LPG Association was established in 1987 and granted Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, ECOSOC in 1989.

Vice President Osinbajo is expected back in Abuja on Thursday.