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Public Policy and Administration


Mary D. Bruce


The Nigerian government established a domestic liquefied petroleum gas penetration program (DLPGPP) to support Nigerian households that still use traditional fuels, which are inefficient and hazardous for users while polluting and degrading the environment. Little is known about the relationships that exist among liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) accessibility, LPG affordability, and LPG adoption to guide DLPGPP implementation. Narrowing this gap was the purpose of this study using the general framework of consumer theory. The study's research questions addressed the effects of LPG affordability and LPG accessibility on LPG adoption for cooking in Nigeria’s households. A cross-sectional, correlational survey was employed to analyze responses to a structured questionnaire received from 544 participants selected through stratified random sampling across the rural, suburban, and urban areas of the Federal Capital City. The relationships were tested using Pearson’s correlational analysis, and binomial logistic regression models were fitted to test whether LPG affordability and LPG accessibility predicted LPG adoption for cooking in Nigeria’s households. The results showed that a significant relationship exists among LPG affordability, LPG accessibility, and LPG adoption. Additionally, LPG affordability predicted LPG adoption, and LPG accessibility also predicted LPG adoption. This study has implications for positive social change, in that addressing LPG affordability and LPG accessibility for Nigerian households is critical to the success of the DLPGPP.