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Gas is central in our transition from fossil fuel to renewable, says Osinbajo

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Oredola Adeola

 

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President has insisted that Liquefied Petroleum Gas(LPG) is the ideal fuel for the migration from fossil fuel to renewable. He made this known in his keynote address at the ongoing World Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association forum, LPG Week’ 21, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates,UAE.

He said, “As we face the challenge of lifting millions out of extreme poverty, we are also certain that enabling access to clean energy and cooking solutions is a huge part of that.

“A report from the World Health Organization revealed that about 4.3 million people die annually from inefficient cooking practices using polluting stoves paired with solid fuels like charcoal and kerosene.

“About 100,000 of this unfortunate statistic are Nigerians, making it the third highest killer in Nigeria after malaria and HIV.

Osinbajo urged the global community to continue to initiate conversations that will ensure sustainable availability and access to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).

He said, “it is exigent for the world to transition from fatally hazardous fuels to cleaner energy.

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