By Nnenna Ezeah
The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke has directed a team of gas experts to commence a weeklong tour of all gas installations and projects listed for the production of additional gas under the Gas Supply Emergency Programme.
This is in furtherance of her 12-month Gas Emergency timeline for the effective activation and correction of any misalignment in the nation’s gas to power aspirations.
According to a statement by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr. Levi Ajuonuma, the tour which tees-off with the visit of the Minister to the Utorogu Gas Plant in Delta State on Thursday, is geared towards eliminating bottlenecks in the drive to ensure adequate gas supply for power needs.
“This is a very crucial task that’s why the Minister has directed the Group Executive Director in charge of Exploration and Production at the NNPC, Mr. Andy Yakubu, to lead the inspection.”
“The team is expected to report back to the Minister on a project-by-project basis. The projects will include new gas plants, as well as expansion of existing plants and new pipeline infrastructure projects,” Ajuonuma stated.
Other members of the team include; Dr. David Ige, GED, Gas & Power, Engr. Kunle Allen, Managing Director, Gas Aggregator Company of Nigeria, Engr. Saidu Mohammed , Managing Director, Nigerian Gas Company, NGC, and Morrison Fiddi, Mr. Paul Ajishafe, General Manager Gas, National Petroleum Investment Management Services, NAPIMS.