APC Chieftain Asks Tinubu To Halt Cooking Gas Price Hike

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A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye has appealed to President Bola Tunubu, to urgently intervene in the high cost of liquefied petroleum gas, popularly called cooking gas in the country.
Oyintiloye, who made the appeal while speaking with newsmen in Osogbo, said that the cost of cooking gas was becoming unbearable for the masses.
The APC chieftain said although the minister of state for Petroleum Resources (Gas), Ekperikpe Ekpo sometimes ago announced that the federal government had asked LPG producers to stop exporting the commodity, but the decision has not yielded any positive result.
He said rising prices of the item might be as a result of LPG producers secretly exporting the products.
Oyintiloye, a former member of defunct APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), said that it was alarming that the cost of refiling a 12.5kg of cylinder in many part of the country now ranges between N17,500 and N18,000.
He said that as a result of this exorbitant prices, many LPG users who could not afford the price were gradually shifting to solid fuel like charcoal and firewood.
Oyintiloye said that the shift to the use of charcoal and firewood by the masses could aggravate climate change challenges and its adverse effects such as deforestation, desertification and soil degradation that could lead to erosion.



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