– Tasks government bodies on gas generators
Port Harcourt — The Nigerian Gas Association has tasked the Federal Government to fast-track clearing of the legacy gas supply debts in the power sector, describing the debts as an impediment to progress.
President of NGA, Ed Ubong, maintained that as soon as the government clears the debt, it can then hold private stakeholders accountable for the promises made to bolster the sector with more gas supply.
Ubong noted that while members of NGA in tandem with the government are seeking innovative solutions for the sector, end-users also need to adopt gas as a viable and clean source of energy during this decade of gas.
He spoke during a panel session on “Harnessing Opportunities in the Nigerian Gas Sector” at the just concluded Nigerian Oil and Gas Conference in Abuja.
“As soon as the government removes this obstacle (gas supply debts), then it can hold private stakeholders accountable for the promises that they have made to bolster the sector with more gas supply.”
The NGA boss commended the Nigerian Content Development & Monitoring Board for embracing gas generators to power its headquarter office in Bayelsa, and charged all Federal agencies, department and ministries to switch over to gas generators for power.
The NGA further tasked the Federal Government to institutionalize gas-powered generator usage for public parastatals and private entities that use generators of more than 250kva capacity.
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