Chimons extends Eko gas scheme, distributes free cylinders to Nigerians

Executive Director, Chimons Limited, Engr. Baylon Duru presenting cylinder to one of the beneficiary in Lagos recently
By Oluwagbenga Bankole

In furtherance to the Eko Gas Scheme by the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Group of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) in conjunction with the Lagos State Government, a member of the LCCI LPG Group, Chimons Gas Limited has over the weekend distributed 20 (Twenty) 6kg cylinders free to members of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Navy Town Lagos.

Speaking with newsmen after the distribution of the cylinders, the Executive Director, Chimons Gas Limited, Baylon Duru said the initiative is an extension of the Eko Gas Scheme which was initiated during the former Governor Babatunde Fashola’s Administration where over  20,000 (Twenty Thousand) cylinders were distributed to people in various Local Government Areas (LGA’s) and Local Government Development Areas (LCDA’s).

Duru who is the Chairman  of LCCI LPG Group further noted that Chimons as a member of LCCI with other members have decided to distribute the some cylinders from the scheme to religious bodies in a programme tagged the  LPG Evangelism.

“This initiative was informed by the fact that women still need to be educated on the importance of cooking gas to salvage the ever arising health issues women are exposed to due to their unhealthy exposure to bad cooking fuels,” he said.

 He stated that henceforth the programme is going to be a continuous one as the  LPG Group of LCCI has deemed it fit to include the programme as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility to their various communities of host.

Responding to the cost effectiveness of using cooking gas by average Nigerians in the heat of the recent hike in prices, Duru noted that the cost of cooking gas is still less expensive as compared to the cumulative cost of other energy sources like kerosene, firewood, charcoal etc.

The industry he said is expanding and developing and very soon people would employ pay as you go services of gas through  Skid plants and they would not need to fill up their cylinders but rather fill their desired amount.

Commending the Company, some recipients of the cylinders expressed gratitude saying it would ease cooking and create a more convenient environment for better health for them.

Mrs. Blessing Ndike said; “I am very happy, I didn’t know I would be called but I thank God. It is very necessary to use LPG because it is convenient and important.”

On her own part, Mrs. Charity Uche said; “I am happy to be a beneficiary of the company’s corporate social responsibility and very grateful for the cylinder. LPG makes cooking very easy. Cost wise it is okay compared to other cooking fuel.”
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