Lagos — The Federal Government has assured that it will strengthen the gas value chain as part of efforts at boosting the development of the nation’s abundant gas resources.
It also said it would develop infrastructure and enhance safe operations in the sector as outlined in the national gas policy of 2017.
Making these known at the flagged off the construction of the $10 billion seventh gas plant of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited, NLNG, in Bonny, Rivers State, President Muhammadu Buhari also urged the project managers to deliver on time, so as to pave the way for the commencement of NLNG Train-8 project.
“My administration is focus boosting the development of our abundant gas resources, strengthen the gas value chain, develop the most needed infrastructure and enhance safe operations in the sector as outlined in the national gas policy of 2017,” he said.
Buhari, who performed the groundbreaking virtually, commended the management of NLNG and its shareholders for proving that a Nigerian company can operate a world-class business in safety, profitability and responsibility.
Present at the ground breaking ceremony were the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva; Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Wabote; Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari; Managing Director, Nigeria LNG Ltd, Engr. Tony Attah, and Group General Manager, National Petroleum Investments Management Services, NAPIMS, Mr. Bala Wunti, among others.