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Osinbajo in Lagos today to unveil Techno Oil’s LPG cylinder factory in Lekki

All is set for the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo to inaugurate a cooking gas cylinder plant in Lagos. The factory, expected to be West Africa’s biggest, is an initiative of Techno Oil Group.
Addressing newsmen ahead of today’s event, the Chief Executive Officer of Techno Oil Group, Mrs Nkechi Obi, revealed that the building of the plant commenced in 2015.
She disclosed that “His Excellency, the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has graciously accepted to commission our Liquefied Pressure Gas (LPG) cylinder manufacturing plant for the service of Nigerians and humanity.
“The commissioning is slated for June 7 at the premises of the plant along the Ajah-Epe highway in the Ibeju-Lekki Ajah Local Government Area of Lagos State.’’
On the build up to the scheme, Mrs Obi revealed that Techno Oil secured the services of a company from Europe to build the plant with strict supervision of various regulatory agencies, including the Standards Organisation of Nigeria.
Continuing, she explained that “We expect that the plant will go a long way in generating hundreds of jobs for the teeming Nigerian population, especially those residing in Lagos.
“At full capacity, the automated plant will produce over five million units of standard LPG cylinders annually for the Nigerian market and markets in the West African sub-region.
“This project is another milestone in our company’s efforts at bridging the infrastructure gap hindering the penetration and adoption of LPG in Nigeria,’’ Obi stated.
“The plant will not only generate jobs but will also come handy in driving the Nigerian economy through innovation, in line with the policy objective of the Federal Government.
According to her, “Techno Oil was keen on ensuring the success of the Clean and Green Energy initiative of the Lagos State government, aimed at promoting environmentally friendly practices”.