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FG SETS UP INTER-MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE TO ADDRESS THE CHALLENGES OF LOW GAS SUPPLY                                                            07-02-24

By Sadiq Aminu                                                    The Minister of State Petroleum Resources (Gas) Ekperikpe Ekpo and the Minister of Power, Chief Adebayo Adelabu have set up an Inter-ministerial Committee that would suggest ways and means of achieving a steady and sustainable gas supply to the Gas Power Generating Plants to meet both the domestic and industrial needs of Nigerians.

A statement by the Deputy Director Press and Public Relations Mr Chris Ugwuegbulam says At a meeting in Abuja, both ministers reiterated that this was in line with the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Ahmed Bola Tinubu’s administration, In a bid to address the challenges of low gas supply to Gas (Thermal) Power Generating Stations in the country.

The Inter-Ministerial Committee was formed at the end of the meeting between the two Ministries held in the Office of the Honourable Minister of State Petroleum Resources (Gas) Ekperikpe Ekpo who outlined the challenges causing the low supply of gas to the Thermal Power Plants to include; Decade of Gas legacy debts; vandalization of gas resources infrastructures in the Niger Delta Region; domestic pricing of gas in dollars and he expressed his willingness to work harmoniously with any individual, organisation and Agency to solve these challenges.

The Minister of Power, Chief Adebayo Adelabu in his remarks stated the need for the two Ministries to work collaboratively and solve the problem of low gas supply to the Thermal Power Plants in order to achieve an uninterrupted power supply in the country, stressing that, the country can only thrive industrially with stable power.

Members of the committee were drawn from the Ministries of Petroleum Resources and Power, Regulatory Agencies, Operators and Critical Stakeholders in the Gas and Power Sectors.

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