Sam Ikeotuonye 25 November 2015, Sweetcrude, Lagos – The Nigeria LNG Limited, NLNG, currently supplies about 80 per cent of domestic cooking gas used by Nigerians, according to the company’s Managing Director, Mr Babs Omotowa.
Mr. Babs-Omotowa, MD, NLNG
Omotowa, who maintained that the NLNG had a vision for the building of a better Nigeria, noted that it had been a major financial contributor to Nigeria’s economy since 1999.
“NLNG today supplies about 80 per cent of the domestic cooking gas being used by Nigerians apart from awarding scholarships to students in science and technology and other courses,” he said at the inauguration of a multi-user laboratory built by the company at the Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria.
He revealed that apart from ABU, the company was constructing a multi-user laboratory in selected university in each of the six geopolitical zones of the country as part of its efforts to promote science and technology.
According to him, any country without science and technology will certainly be left behind.
He said that the benefiting universities from each of the geopolitical zones were selected based on merit, through the world and national ranking of the universities.
The managing director said that the laboratories were meant not only to speed up progress of ABU, but also to facilitate national growth and development.
The ABU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ibrahim Garba, said the multi-user laboratory was the first of its kind and first to be inaugurated in the entire country.
“It is now possible for students and researchers to compete favourably in real time with their colleagues across the globe,” he noted.
The multi-user laboratory with six different laboratories was furnished with state-of-the-art equipment.