FG GAS EXPANSION TO LIFT 100M OUT OF POVERTY —MINISTER

MINISTER OF STATE FOR PETROLEUM RESOURCES, TIMIPRE SYLVA, SAID THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S NATIONAL GAS EXPANSION PROGRAMME WAS EXPECTED TO LIFT OVER 100 MILLION NIGERIANS OUT OF POVERTY.

SYLVA SAID THE PROGRAMMEWAS A PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATION OF PRESIDENT MUHAMMADUBUHARI’S COMMITMENT TO LIFT 100 MILLION NIGERIANS OUT OF POVERTY BY USING GAS VALUE CHAIN AS CATALYST FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA.

HE SPOKE IN ADO EKITI DURING THE INAUGURATION OF THE NGEP IN SOUTHWEST NIGERIA AS PART OF EFFORTS TO MAKE GAS AN ALTERNATIVE ENERGY FOR INDUSTRIAL, TRANSPORTATION AND DOMESTIC USE.

THE MINISTER SAIDTHE PROGRAMME HAS ITS MAIN OBJECTIVE TO REINFORCE AND EXPAND GAS SUPPLY AS WELL AS STIMULATE DEMAND IN NIGERIA THROUGH EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT MOBILISATION AND UTILISATION OF ALL AVAILABLE ASSETS, RESOURCES AND INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE COUNTRY. THE PROGRAMME IS GEARED TOWARDS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF MR PRESIDENT JUNE 12, 2019 PROMISE TO TAKE HUNDRED MILLION NIGERIANS OUT OF POVERTY WITHIN THE CURRENT DECADE BY ENSURING THAT LOCALLY PRODUCED, AVAILABLE, ACCESSIBLE AND AFFORDABLE FUEL IS SUFFICIENTLY SUPPLIED ACROSS THE COUNTRY

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