Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, on Monday departed Abuja to participate at the World Liquified Petroleum Gas Association forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where he will be delivering the keynote address.
World leaders, top government ministers from several countries, and Chief Executives of major multinational corporations in the Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) sectors around the globe will be attending the week-long 2021 World LPG Week from Sunday through Thursday this week under the auspices of the Paris-based World LPG Association.
In his keynote address, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says:
“As we face the challenge of lifting millions out of extreme poverty, we are also certain that enabling access to clean energy and cooking solutions is a huge part of that.
A report from the World Health Organization revealed that about 4.3 million people die annually from inefficient cooking practices using polluting stoves paired with solid fuels like charcoal and kerosene. About 100,000 of this unfortunate statistic are Nigerians, making it the third highest killer in Nigeria after malaria and HIV.
The need to transition from these fatally hazardous fuels to cleaner energy is exigent, and there is an easy answer: initiating conversations that will ensure sustainable availability and access to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), like the one we are gathered for today at this year’s LPG Week ’21. ”
The World LGP Week, which was first held in Amsterdam in 2019, is an annual event bringing together major LPG companies, senior public sector officials, industry experts, and other relevant stakeholders.
This year’s LPG Week, which will hold at the Dubai World Trade Centre, creates the opportunity for global stakeholders to engage with the activities lined up, including a global exhibition, technoloddgy conference, the LPG Development Summit, among others.
The World LPG Association was established in 1987 and granted Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, ECOSOC, in 1989. WLPGA is the umbrella association that globally coordinates the LPG industry.
Vice President Osinbajo is expected back in Abuja on Thursday.