By Emmanuel Elebeke & Susan Onuorji
ABUJA— Managing Director of Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited, NLNG, Mr. Tony Attah, has said the company in which Nigeria holds 49 per cent equity, has contributed $20 billion in revenue and $6 billion in taxes to the economy in the last five years.
Attah made the disclosure, yesterday when he visited the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in Abuja.
He commended the minister for the role he had played in bringing positive change to Nigeria.
He said: “Minister, we appreciate your role in the Change Agenda, we appreciate your role in carrying the entire Nigeria along in terms of the Change Agenda through positive information because, as we say, an informed society is a society that is most likely to move along to a positive height,” he said.
Attah said the organization was equally playing a critical role in technology transfer, in collaboration with some universities, adding that it was also intensifying efforts to develop LPG to further diversify the energy source for the country.
On his part, the minister commended the NLNG for promoting creativity through the NLNG Literature prize and urged the organization to extend similar gesture to the Federal Government’s National Re-orientation Campaign, tagged ‘Change Begins with Me,” to be launched on Thursday.
He said: “Of all the good things you have done, the one that struck me most has been the Literary Prize. It speaks volumes for a company, which is involved in gas exploration, to realize that it must also institute a prize for the creativity industry. It is a realization that the single most important investment you can make is the investment in human mind.”