- Roadside gas sellers in Abuja have been given two months to pack up by the federal government
- According to the FG, it is necessary for the sellers to register
- Failure to this will result in clampdown on them
Sanity seems to be creeping into the business of gas selling as the federal government issued an ultimatum over it.
The FG in efforts to regulate these sellers gave an ultimatum to cooking gas marketers to clear out illegal and roadside dealers.
According to the FG, this must be achieved within two months.
Failure to clear them will result in a clampdown on activities of retail outlets in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
This ultimatum was given by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Friday, February 7.
Going further, the FG urged gas retailers to register before thinking of setting up business.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the federal government said it will inject 600,000 gas cylinders to support effort to boost Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), also known as cooking gas, acceptance in the country.
Ms Brenda Ataga, special adviser on gas to the minister of state for petroleum resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, disclosed this at the stakeholders’ forum on LPG acceptance in Abuja on Tuesday, May 21.
She said: "From our estimation, we have 386,000 micro distribution centres across the country. We have issued a few licenses but I don’t have the total number here. We will inject 600,000 cylinders to filling plants and skid owners that have converted their skids to micro distribution centres."
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