NNPC To Begin Gas Supply To Kaduna, Kano

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The Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC) has expressed satisfaction with the progress of work done on the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) Gas Pipeline Project.

Speaking when the NNPC Board members went on a tour of Segment A sites in Abaji Area Council of the FCT, on Thursday, when the GMD/CEO, Mallam Mele Kyari, said he believed that the first Quarter 2023 target for delivering it will be met for the pipeline to begin to deliver gas to Kaduna and Kano.

The GMD/CEO, who was accompanied by other members of his Management Team, stated that as a result of activities around the AKK project, the country will see over eight billion standard cubic feet (scf) of gas injected into the domestic pipeline which will improve power generation, facilitate industrial development, create job opportunities and deepen domestic gas utilisation.

Kyari, who described the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano Pipeline as “a signature project of this administration”, said it was time for Nigeria to take advantage of having the highest gas reserves in Africa.

Chairman of the NNPC Board, Senator Margret Okadigbo, said based on the magnitude of work done at the various construction sites, the projection to have first gas by the first quarter of 2023 was realisable.

Chairman of Oilserv, the Company handling Segment A of the AKK project, Mr Emeka Okwuosa, confirmed his company’s readiness to deliver the project on schedule.

The construction of the 614km AKK pipeline was flagged-off simultaneously in Kogi and Kaduna States by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2020 to encourage gas utilisation and serve as a springboard for the nation’s industrialisation, said NNPCL.