08 December 2020 By Risikat Ejeme.
The Federal Government has been advised to adopt measures that will attract gas consumption across the Country by making it more cost-effective for the citizenry.
An environmentalist, Mr Isaac Peace gave the advice while featuring on “Perspectives” a Kapital FM Current Affairs Programme in Abuja.
He explained that the measure would help address the petrochemical and economic needs of the Country.
Mr Peace stressed that for the Federal Government to succeed, it has to come up with a data of the number of cars entering the Country and encourage importation of cars that use gas.
He said Nigeria is a gas producing Country hence the need to tap into it to create new markets and job opportunities in the Country.
The environmentalist who commended the Federal Government on the auto gas policy called for the eradication of gas flaring.
Also contributing on the programme a Financial Inclusion specialists, Mr Isa Aliyu shata commended the Federal Government in its efforts to implement viability of gas as an alternative to fuel as a way of creating more job opportunities in the Country.
Mr Aliyu shata explained that when implemented it would also generate more revenue to Government by converting gas to electricity, infrastructure and development of the Country.
He noted that the advantages of gas as an economic viability are enormous and the use would impact positively on the nation’s economy.
He said the current quest by the present administration to ensure that Nigerians use gas as an alternative to petrol would help to cushion the economic hardship among Nigerians which was caused by the deregulation of the downstream sector.
Mr Aliyu shata noted that security and safety measures needed to be carried out in most houses which where not piped for gas consumption.
The Financial Inclusion Specialist therefore advised the Federal Government to expedite action for implementation of its policies in the oil and gas sector for economic survival.