- Post By Ogasam
- 2 weeks ago
Nigerians have been suffering under the gruelling burden of the high cost of purchasing cooking gas that should ordinarily be affordable. SUNNY IDACHABA examines this in the light of repeated assurances from NLNG of abundant stock for end users.
It seems that in Nigeria, absurdity is normal. This is because most times, the country is likened to someone who lives close to a pool of water, yet dies of thirst.
A good example can be seen in the oil and gas industry where Nigeria has in abundance oil deposits, yet citizens cannot afford the prices for reasons only industry players struggle to explain away, most often.
In the recent times, natural gas deposit from which cooking gas that is one of the abundant resources Nigeria is endowed with has become a scarce commodity such that consumers who were tricked into migrating from using kerosene to gas can no longer afford it despite the repeated assurances by government that there is enough stock that can serve the domestic needs of every Nigerian.
For the umpteenth time, in the last two weeks, for example, the price of a kilogramme of cooking gas shot the ceiling such that most families now resort to charcoal, which is like a...