Lagos – Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, says the national target is zero imports of fertiliser for the country this 2022 .
Kyari disclosed this as he spoke on the importance of the Dangote Fertiliser Company to the country.
Recall that the Joint Venture, JV, consisting of NNPC Limited, Shell, Total and Eni, recently signed a multi-million dollars deal to supply 70 million standard cubic feet per day, mscf/d, of gas to Dangote Fertiliser Company.
The signing, which took place at the Nigeria International Energy Summit, NIES, was attended by President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote; Mele Kyari; Shell Country Chair, Osagie Okunbor; and Eni representatives.
The deal will deliver 70mscf/d of gas to Dangote Fertiliser, one of the companies in the Dangote Group.
Kyari, who disclosed that the contract was perfected within a short period, said this was because of its importance to the production of fertiliser and agro-economic growth of Nigeria.
“As you are aware, Dangote Fertiliser is one of the biggest producers of fertiliser and this deal, which is to offer 70m scf per day to Dangote Fertiliser by the JV, will contribute to the surge of fertiliser production in Nigeria. Of course, it will tremendously be positive to our agro-economy,” Kyari said.
Dangote Fertiliser currently accounts for about 65 per cent of domestic production of fertiliser in the country.
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