Dr Joseph Odumodu
The Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) sector of the Nigerian oil industry is poised to come under closer focus of the regulatory agencies, following demands by operators for a review of requisite standards in operation in the sector.
This is coming against the background of the efforts of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), led by Dr Joseph Odumodu, to sanitise the country of substandard products.
Odumodu in the course of an interaction with business editors in Lagos, unveiled his agency’s plans for the year, saying it would be intensifying its sanitisation efforts across the industrial sectors in a bid to achieve its set targets.
LPG is a product of popular use in the country with high volatility when compromised and these have influenced calls on the SON to focus its attention on the sector. The SON intervention would come in the form of a review of standards for LPG, given that there are variants of LPG products in the Nigerian market with allegations and counter allegations of the imported brands having high bromine content.