The introduction of the OGAS three kilogrammes cooking stove targeted at low income households to alleviate the drudgery associated with using unwholesome fuels such as firewood, charcoal etc has continued to be commended by notable Nigerians.
Speaking at a market storm held in Mushin recently by Oando Marketing Plc (OMP) as part of activities to promote the use of LPG, Oba Fatai Alieru, the Olu of Mushin, said "the introduction of this gas cooking stove is a blessing to the common man as they can now use a clean fuel for their daily cooking needs. This product is recommended for residents in Mushin and beyond".
In a related development, the Oba of Lagos, His Royal Highness, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, during his 9th coronation anniversary where the O-GAS 3kg was used for the cooking of the food described the OGAS cooking stove as a good product that can be used by all for different purposes and it will solve all problems associated with indoor pollution. "I commend Oando for conceiving this great product to help all Nigerians enjoy cooking without stress."
The O-Gas 3kg cooking stove is part of Oando's grand plan to switch 5million homes from the use of dirty cooking fuels to LPG, a clean, safe, convenient, environmentally healthy, and affordable cooking fuel option. The product which is targeted at the bottom of the pyramid customers is priced for its target audience and they can refill their gas using the Pay-As-U-Gas (PAUG) facility at any Oando station. The PAUG system allows customers to buy LPG according in a retail form through a metering system.
To ensure that O-Gas stoves are available within 10 minutes of every end user home, Oando Marketing in addition to its vast retail network has also enlisted distributed in many neighborhoods to sell and refill the gas.
Recently, Oando Marketing signed an agreement with Lift Above Poverty Organisation to provide on-lending debt capital through its micro-finance banks to low-income households.
Commenting on the agreement with LAPO, Mr. Abayomi Awobokun, CEO, Oando Marketing said: "This is another important step in our quest to provide innovative and affordable LPG cooking stoves to an estimated 5 million low income households over the next five years. We are strongly encouraged by the reception and feedback from consumers and other relevant stakeholders since we introduced the 3-in-1 gas cooking stove. This partnership with LAPO is one of many to boost our effort to switch majority of Nigerians from the use of biomass fuel to deepen LPG utilization."