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NPA partners NNPC on gas industrial park project


IN line with the Federal Government’s agenda to institute a gas revolution industrial park at Ogidigben, Delta State, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has commenced negotiation with the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on modalities to adopt for a successful land reclamation exercise.

  The park, which is proposed to be Africa’s largest gas city, is scheduled to comprise fertilizer, methanol, petrochemical and power plants, with other support offices and residential facilities.

  Speaking during a meeting with the management of NPA at the weekend, the Executive Director, Gas and Power of the NNPC, Dr. David Ige explained that the project will require a lot of land reclamation, adding that its success is dependent on the ports and solicited adequate support and collaboration.

  NPA Managing Director, Habib Abdullahi, pledged the commitment of the management to look into the request of NNPC for land reclamation.

  He explained that NPA will soon conclude consultations on the status of the port and its mode of operation under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement.

  According to Abdullahi, the project is of  great interest to the nation, “considering the tremendous economic and social benefit that would be derived from it when it is successfully completed”.

  While assuring that the NPA would collaborate with the NNPC for the successful execution of the project, the Abdullahi implored all those involved in  the project to fast track the process.

  He commended the NNPC for its giant strides on the project, especially in the area of resolution of the conflicts among the communities where the project is to be sited

  Highlight of the meeting, according to a press statement issued by Assistant General Manager (Public Affairs), Musa IIiya, was a display of a video clip of project area, spanning Ekpopo Creek to Okpele communities in Escravos, very close to Gbaramatu, Delta State, with about two to three kilometers water front.

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