The Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC), Gas Aggregation Company of Nigeria (GACN) and Nasarawa State government yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the supply of gas to Nasarawa State.
The MoU for the gas supply to Nasarawa State was signed in Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State, at the Nasarawa Business Roundtable Meeting organised to explore investment opportunities in the gas sector.
The signing of the MoU ceremony was witnessed by the Nasarawa State governor, Abdullahi Sule; Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mele Kyari and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the executive director gas and power, NNPC ltd-Mallam Muhammad Abdulkabir , the chief executive officer Mr. Bolaji Osunsanya.
Speaking at the event, the Managing Director of GACN, Mr. Olalekan Ogunleye, said The Gas Supply Collaboration by Nasarawa State government, NNPC Ltd and GACN has set out a clear framework through which investors and projects in Nasarawa State would access gas immediately via Virtual Pipeline Solutions (CNG & LNG) ahead of the completion of the AKK Pipeline project.
“This is a Major step in the federal government’s Gas Utilisation Expansion drive being facilitated vigorously by NNPC and GACN. This MoU sets out clear deliverables that are time bound based on securing Gas both on short, medium- and long-term basis on competitive terms.
“As could be recalled, similar MoUs were signed with Kano and Kaduna States a few months ago, and those engagements have now been progressed to Gas Supply Agreement negotiation stage.”
“Evidently, NNPC management continues to drive the commercialisation of gas resources as a national economic development issue, while GACN and other NNPC subsidiaries like NGMC, NGC have clear cut roles and responsibilities to deliver concrete progress and value,” the GACN MD explained.
Also speaking, Governor Sule commended and appealed to the federal government to link the state with the AKK Pipeline project.