Subsidy Removal: FG Pledges to Support Development of Nigeria’s Abundant Gas Resources  



Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Gas), Mr. Ekpo Ekperikpe, has said that the federal government (FG) is committed to do all to support development of Nigeria’s abundant gas resources to end pains of fuel subsidy removal for citizens and industry.

Ekperikpe said this when he led a high-powered federal government delegation on a working visit to the facility, last Tuesday.

The Minister said the federal government, in line with Nigeria’s commitments to global climate change remediation protocols, targets zero degenerative greenhouse emissions, stressing that Greenville’s low emission liquefied natural gas is the great pathway to government’s future environmental sustainability ideals and an exemplary testament to worthy possibilities and legacy for generations coming.

Ekperikpe also said that with the President Tinubu’s administration’s wise removal of fuel subsidy and its constraining effect on the nation’s development, the exploitation and utilisation of Nigeria’s abundant gas resources is now set to unleash the country’s sustainable development, growth and progress.

“The President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration will give all and every support to Greenville LNG and other gas producers to achieve the nation’s desirable development,” he assured.

The Minister after the visit to the Greenville LNG Plant said, “I was impressed with the state-of-the -art facilities that I saw, and the additional jobs created for our citizens in the plant was fulfilling.”

“Let me commend the foresight, dedication and patriotism of all investors and partners in this (Greenville) LNG plant given the volume of LNG it is supplying to bridge the demand gap in the domestic market,” he said further.

Ekperikpe encouraged Greenville LNG which is currently operating three Gas liquefaction trains in the facility to increase its trains. “My assurance to Greenville LNG and indeed to all in LNG production and distribution plants in Nigeria is that I will work assiduously with my team and other relevant organisations to resolve the crisis in gas (feedstock) supplies to ensure these investments operate at optimal capacities,” he said.

Greenville LNG also used the occasion to implement a corporate social responsibility and community relations initiative when the Company presented a vehicle to the traditional ruler of its host community, the Ohna of Odegu, to assist the monarch’s ease of travel.

The happy and appreciative King in gratitude, prayed for continuing peace to further enhance the increasing good success of Greenville LNG’s business in his domain and across Nigeria.

Greenville Director, Joseph Oyadoyin accompanied by other management staff of the Company handed over the vehicle to the monarch in Rumuji

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