Mkpoikana Udoma 28 June 2017, Sweetrude, Port Harcourt – Rivers State governor, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has stated that his administration will join forces with other governors of the South-South geo-political zone to prevent the amendment of Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG, Act, which is pending before the National Assembly.
The governor also stated that agitations in the South-South have remained because the Federal Government ignores the geo-political zone even though the zone produces the wealth that sustains the nation.
Speaking at the Government House, Port Harcourt, during a courtesy visit by the management of the Nigeria LNG Limited, NLNG, Wike said the state government would mobilise the state’s representatives at the National Assembly to ensure that the NLNG remained in good stead to continue with its operations.
He urged the Federal Government not to allow the amendment of the NLNG Act to sail through at the National Assembly because of the negative multiplier effects it would have on the economy.
Earlier, the Managing Director of NLNG, Mr Tony Attah, appealed to the Rivers State government to work with other stakeholders to ensure that the NLNG Bill was not amended as it would negatively affect the operations of the company on the international stage.
Attah said that the NLNG currently operates 6 trains which produces more than 20 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas, making it the fourth largest in the global ranking of LNG producers. He added that NLNG was building its trains 7 and 8, which will take the capacity of the NLNG plant on Bonny Island, Rivers State, to 30 million tonnes and make it the third largest in the world.