The campaign to buy made in Nigeria products by the Buhari led administration has yet again received another boost from the Nigerian Army.
To flag off its LPG Welfare Scheme, the Nigeria Army has taken delivery of LPG cylinders manufactured by a local company, Techno Oil, for distribution amongst its officers and men.
The army had earlier in 2019 inaugurated a scheme, known as the Nigerian Army Welfare by Guarantee Ltd., and followed up with the inauguration of a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) plant at the Mambila Barracks in Abuja.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, who was in attendance at the event directed that filling stations henceforth should host LPG plants as part of efforts to deepen cooking gas usage in Nigeria. Techno Oil blazed the trail a few years ago by embarking on local manufacturing of LPG cylinders as part of measures to deepen LPG adoption in the country.
The manufacturers, Techno Oil’s recently launched its newly-built LPG manufacturing plant in Lagos and earlier this year started rolling out cylinders in commercial quantities for Nigeria and overseas markets.
The company has after securing SON certification, obtained the agency’s compulsory MANCAP certification.