By Emmanuel Mogbede
The All Progressives Congress (APC) said the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Train 7 project will bring Nigeria’s capacity to process its abundant gas field to around 30 million tonnes per year.
Senator John Akpanudoedehe, national secretary of the APC and the Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), said Wednesday in a statement in Abuja.
He congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari for inaugurating the construction of the $ 10 billion NLNG Train 7 project.
The APC scribe noted that the Train 7 NLNG project was part of the Decade for Gas Development Initiative, which was an element of the 2017 national gas policy articulated by the administration led by Buhari.
“Train 7 is designed to produce 8 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and condensate per year.
“He also promises to increase Nigeria’s LNG production to 30 million tonnes per year, up from 22 million tonnes currently,” he said.
This, he added, is in addition to the diversification of the country’s economy in accordance with the promise made to Nigerians by the PCA.
Akpanudoedehe said the project was added to the long list of major strategic projects being implemented by the PCA-led administration of President Buhari.
He was optimistic that the project would increase Nigeria’s foreign exchange earnings and create thousands of jobs during and after construction.
He explained that the project would also contribute to the industrial development of the country and encourage the use of gas as the fuel of choice for domestic purposes.
He praised Nigerians for the development, saying the country has embarked on other gas use projects.
This, he said, included the national gas expansion program, the construction of the 614 km Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) pipeline and the Autogas policy.
“With these projects coming to fruition, Nigerians would benefit tremendously, as more of Nigeria’s 600 trillion gas is processed and converted into a commodity,” Akpanudoedehe said. (NAA)