The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has urged those who benefited from the distribution of industrial burners and gas cylinders in the state to adhere to safety regulations.
Mrs Abosede Okeyemi, Director, Membership, LCCI, gave the advice at the last lap of the second phase of the LCCI Eko Gas sensitisation with the theme: #EkoforGasforEko.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the exercise held for five Fridays in Ikorodu, Ketu, Igando, Agbado Oke-Odo and Sura Market, Lagos Island respectively.
According to Okeyemi, the people should adhere to regulation in the usage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).
She said that the second phase was designed to intensify awareness on the significant benefits of using LPG as alternative fuels to biomass (charcoal, firewood) and kerosene.
She urged the beneficiaries to keep phones and other materials that were not gas friendly and likely to cause mishaps away during usage.
“In line with the mandate of the LCCI on promoting conducive business environment, this event is organised to draw awareness to the benefits of LPG use.
“This is consistent with the goal 7 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals that aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
“We charge all the beneficiaries across the five areas in Lagos that we visited to employ safety precautions when using gas,” she said.
In his remarks, Mr Abubakar Folami, LPG Group Chairman, LCCI, noted that the event signalled an end to the pilot programme which started in May.
Folami said that work would begin to revisit the exercise across all 57 Local Community Development Area via the guidance of the Community Development Chairmen (CDC).
He lauded all the market leaders, CDC chairmen for their efforts in ensuring that the items got to those that truly needed it to shore up their businesses.
Responding, Alhaja Raliat Adebayo, Iya Oloja, Sura Market, also lauded LCCI on the initiative and advised the beneficiaries to ensure good use of the items to increase business productivity.
Also, Alhaji Rasak Noibi, CDC Chairman, Sura, said that LCCI should accommodate more beneficiaries into the scheme to alleviate poverty and improve the standard of living.
NAN reports that three beneficiaries namely Mrs Sherry John, Alhaja Kehinde Bangbala and Mrs Toyin Okewumi emerged at the sura market exercise on Friday.