Subsidy removal: IPMAN tasks Nigerians to switch to natural gas

EricJames Ochigbo

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has advised Nigerians to switch to the use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as an alternative to petrol, following the removal of fuel subsidies.

Mr Chinedu Okoronkwo, the National President, IPMAN, said this at a public hearing by the ad hoc committee of the House of Representatives on the recent hike in petrol price in Abuja.

“In spite of the excruciating pain of subsidy removal, there’s something that can act as a succour in the country if we must live and be happy.

“Energy everywhere is critical, it is in the security list of every nation and God has given us about the best in gas that can last for over 500 years.

“What we require now is to build the market, the demand will be there, we need this hose to help us build the market.

“Everyone is feeling the pintch, everyone has taken the bullet; palliatives is just for some time, what is the permanent solution is what we have brought to the nation and we tag it good news because with little money you can fill your tank and still do business,” he said.

(NAN)

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