African PetroleumÂ (AP) Plc has stated its commitment to partner with government, corporate bodies and other stakeholder to popularise the use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) after the launch of its newly introduced cylinder.
Speaking at the launch of them fibre synthetic transparent composite cylinders to the Nigerian market on Monday, the Chairman of AP Plc, Mr. Femi Otedola, said, â€œ Our company is not only launching this product to the market but we are also committed to working closely with the government, corporate bodies and associations such as the Nigeria LPG Association and the World LPG Association to popularise the use of LPG for the health of our people and the protection of the environment.â€
In his key note address, he noted that the introduction of the transparent cylinder by the company is part of the wholehearted pursuit of our its mission to provide quality products and services using high safety standard and global best practices, adding that the new transparent cylinders are user friendly, as users have the opportunity to monitor gas usage.
Accodiing to him, â€œ Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) has always been an important unit of our business and as part of our renewed drive to take advantage of the potentials in LPG marketing in Nigeria, our obsolete LPG filling plants have been replaced with a modern plant. At present, we have three LPG plants in Lagos, Kano and Port Harcourt, with plans to establish new ones in Abuja, Kaduna, and Ibadan.Â Meanwhile, we have just taken delivery of two new mobile filling plants for Port Harcourt and Kano. These mobile plants will enable us resume commercial filling of LPG bottles, pending the complete modernisation of the existing permanent filling plants.â€
In he welcome address at the launch, the Managing Director, AP, Mr. Tunde Falasinnu said,Â â€œOur company has been in the forefront in the introduction of projects and products that touch the lives of Nigerians where it matters most. You would agree with me that worth of mentioning here is our N50 per litre kerosene initiative, the donation of crash helmets to motorcyclists nationwide and todayâ€™s official introduction of transparent cylinders to the Nigerian market.â€
He disclosed that the AP would be collaborating closely with the government, corporate bodies and associations such as World LPG and Nigeria LPG Associations to see that LPG is available and affordable to Nigerians.