‘SEVEN Critical Gas Development Projects (7CGDPs) had been identified and the desired outcome of this initiative would boost domestic gas supply from about 1.5bscf/d to 5bscf/d with a corresponding 500 per cent increase in power generation to buoy capacity utilization of industries.”
Dr. Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), said at the 40th Kaduna International Trade Fair.
In his presentation entitled ‘The Interface between Industry and Agriculture for Nigeria’s Sustainable Development –the Role of NNPC, he listed some of the achievements of the Corporation to include:
“The provision of gas to power industries as captured in the 614km Ajaokuta-Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Pipeline (AKK) Project which process of award began in July 2017 and conceived as an integral part of the Trans Nigeria Gas Project.”
He said on completion, the AKK would deliver gas to Abuja, Kaduna and Kano Power Plants to power factories in the North and the National Grid.
He said that the 7CGDPs were at different stages of development with Assa North-Ohaji South (ANOH) project ahead of others.
“The Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for facilities and pipelines for ANOH had been completed with the Final Investment Decision (FID) for the project taken in December 2018.”
The NNPC helmsman said as supplier of last resort, the corporation would continue to ensure that the Nation is wet with white products to enable local business movements of goods and services.
Dr. Baru explained that NNPC had executed Memoranda of Understanding for the development of fuel-ethanol processing plants with several state governments in the country, among which are Kogi, Yobe and Ondo.
He said some of these projects were expected to yield cane mills and raw and refined sugar plants of various tonnages, even as some among them would generate sizable megawatts of power as well as starch and animal feeds.
From left, Dr. Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), and Mallam Nasir El- Rufai Governor of Kaduna State during the 40th Kaduna International Trade Fair.