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AKK Gas Pipelines Project To Aid Economic Growth And Industrialisation – FG

AKK Gas Pipelines Project To Aid Economic Growth And Industrialisation - FG
The Federal Government has emphasised the significant multiplier effect of the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) Gas Pipeline Project on the country’s economic growth and industrial development.

Gatekeepers News reports that this was underscored during a recent visit by three ministers to the AKK Gas Pipeline Project site, where they inspected the River-Kaduna crossing milestone of the project in Kaduna.

Mele Kyari, the Group CEO of NNPC Ltd, has reassured Nigerians that the project will be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2025.

The three ministers who visited the project site were the Minister of Finance/Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Wale Edun; Minister of Information & National Orientation, Mohammed Idris Malagi; and Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Gas), Ekperikpe Ekpo.

While at the project site, Edun referred to the AKK Gas pipeline as the “pipeline of prosperity,” emphasising its importance to the president, as it will provide the crucial infrastructure needed to stimulate the nation’s economic growth and industrialization.

“The AKK Gas Pipeline is crucial for this administration and its delivery is in line with the President’s strategy of bringing prosperity to the people,” Edun added.

In his remarks, Malagi said the AKK Gas Pipeline Project is a testimony to the fact that the Federal Government’s “Decade of Gas” has commenced in earnest.

“Nigerians should be proud of the AKK Gas Pipeline project. With the delivery of this project, the prosperity that the President is always talking about is unravelling right here before our eyes,” he said.

Also speaking, Ekpo said the gas pipeline is part of the FG’s many efforts to harness the nation’s abundant gas resources to improve power generation, revamp ailing industries, and create employment opportunities in the country.

Ekpo urged all stakeholders to support NNPC Ltd towards delivering the project and several other gas projects as the country depends on it to bring prosperity to the people.

The three ministers, who lauded the NNPC Ltd and its project partner, Brentex/CPP Ltd (BCL) on the progess made so far, expressed optimism that the NNPC will deliver as promised.

Earlier in his remarks, the GCEO NNPC Ltd, Kyari, assured the project would be delivered by first quarter of 2025 as major segments of the job have been completed.

“Without promising too much, we assure you that this project will be delivered on schedule. Our mission is to work towards delivering it by December this year. But we are confident this project will be delivered by 1st Quarter of 2025,” Kyari stated.

In his speech, Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Uba Sani, represented by his deputy, Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, said the completion of the AKK gas pipeline will herald the much-needed economic and industrial revival in the state.

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