Matrix Energy Limited has said its investment in Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in Nigeria is more of social responsibility with the ultimate aim to raise awareness of energy consumers to cleaner and cheaper energy.

The Chief Marketing Manager, Mrs. Toyin Sowumi who disclosed this recently at a ‘Meet Your Customers Forum’ in Warri also said it was targeted at minimising the effect of global warming.  According to her, Nigeria has one of the lowest LPG user figures in Africa, with about 66 per cent of domestic and industrial energy consumers still relying on firewood, a practice that has steadily worsened deforestation and attendant negative climate change in the country.

To achieve the target of taking the LPG consumption rate in Nigeria from about 600 metric tons per annum to around two million by the year 2025, Sowumi said Matrix currently supplies 30 per cent of LPG distribution across Nigeria and also deployed 65 LPG trucks to deliver to its customers in different parts of the country and is planning to procure more for easy distribution of the product.

Source: THIS DAY