28 October 2016, Sweetcrude, Lagos — Members of Nigeria’s 8th Senate have backed the expansion of Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG’s via the company’s Train 7 project.
This was made known by the Chairman Senate Committee on Gas, Senator Bassey Albert Akpan when he led members of the committee on an oversight visit to the NLNG facility in Bonny on Monday.
Akpan explained that the proposed Train 7 expansion programme has the potential to add an estimated 18,000 new jobs, adding that it will reinforce the company’s position as a major player in the global energy market.
“To achieve this we must sustain our output to be able to maintain profitability,” Akpan said.
He promised that his committee will do all in its power to sustain the NLNG legacy and encourage the entrenchment of the company’s business model in other parts of the Nigerian economy.
“I am particularly happy with what I have seen and heard today, and I will be glad to have your comprehensive presentation slide to share with other members of the Upper Chamber to keep them better informed. The Senate resisted calls for the sale of government equity in Nigeria LNG because we believe that Nigeria LNG is the most successful Oil and Gas venture in the country,” Akpan said after NLNG’s General Manager Production, Mr. Tayo Oginni made a business presentation.
Other members of the 11-member Senate Team including Senators Bassey Albert Akpan; Barnabas Gemade; Rose Okoji; Rilwan Adesoji Akanbi; DanjumaLaah; Francis Alimikhena; Matthew Urhogide; Abubakar Moallahyidi, also commended the NLNG model and assured NLNG’s Senior Management of their continued support to promote and sustain the company’s successful operations.