CEPEJ'S Country Director, Others, Attend LPG Sensitization, Awareness Campaign Programme in Asaba

The Country Director of Center for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ, Chief (Comrade) Sheriff Mulade was among the many critical stakeholders present at the Delta State Liquefied Petroleum and Gas (LPG) sensitization and awareness campaign programme held on 23rd November, 2021 in Asaba the Delta State Capital.

The 2-day LPG programme was organized by the Delta State Government in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The programme was to stimulate Deltans on the importance of climate change, improved health and environment, and socio-economic growth through LPG adoption and expansion in the State.

Vice President Yemi Osenbajo, represented by the SSA to the President on LPG and National Programmes Manager NLEIP, Dayo Adesina; Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, represented by the State Commissioner for Oil and Gas, Prince Emma Amgbaduba; traditional rulers and chiefs, civil commissioners, amongst others, were also in attendance.

Chief (Comrade) Sheriff Mulade, represented by CEPEJ’s Programmes Manager, Environment/Communications, Mr. Dan Tonfawei, said the two-day event was very instructive, encouraging all to switch from the use of firewood, charcoal, kerosene and saw dusts to LPG for cooking so as to minimize health risks and environmental degradation.

Speakers at the event were drawn from Federal and State Ministries; as well as health workers, traditional rulers, NGO’s, oil companies, and international LPG experts, etc. They emphasized the need for using LPG in cooking, especially in the rural communities.

Highpoint of the event was project exhibition, featuring the display of LPG cars, electricity generators and other items at the different exhibition stands.

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