Kaduna, NNPC sign MoU on gas supply

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The Kaduna State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Gas Aggregation Company of Nigeria (GACN) to expand the supply and the utilisation of gas in the state.
Kaduna State Governor Malam Nasir El-Rufai said the state is ready for gas and welcomes the project as it brings nearer the availability of a significant additional source of energy for businesses and residents.
Malam El-Rufai was speaking at the event held yesterday at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna.
The MoU signing ceremony was attended by Dr Hadiza Balarabe, the Deputy Governor of Kaduna, officials of the state government, Malam Mele Kyari, the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Abdulkabir Ahmed, the GED Gas and Power NNPC, Adokiye Tombomieye, the GED Upstream NNPC and Mr Olalekan Ogunleye, the Managing Director GACN and members of his team.
The MoU is the outcome of engagements among the Kaduna State Government, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the GACN in recent months.
The Commissioner for Business, Innovation and Technology, Idris Nyam said the purpose of the project is to promote gas development and utilisation projects within Kaduna State in alignment with the AKK Gas Pipeline project and the national objective of stimulating industrialisation through gas commercialisation.
Governor El-Rufai expressed Kaduna State’s commitment to the gas project which he described as “a welcome boost to our investment and job creation strategy. It will create jobs and provide skills for artisans who will work on the gas pipelines and associated infrastructure. Beyond that, the project will power the industries that have responded with enthusiasm to our investment promotion campaign.”

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