NNPC Deepens Investments In AKK, OB3, Others-Kyari
The Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd) is deepening investments in the Ajaokuta-Abuja-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline and OB3 gas interconnector to support five billion standard cubic feet per day domestic gas utilisation.
Malam Mele Kyari, the Group Chief Executive, NNPC Limited, made this known in Abuja on Monday at the opening of the sixth edition of the Nigeria International Energy Summit (NIES) 2023.
Kyari explained that the company was investing heavily in critical infrastructure.
He added that it was also investing in five giga watts of power generating capacity by developing power plant projects along AKK pipeline corridor and across the country to complement the existing ones.
Noting that the company was investing heavily in critical infrastructure, Kyari said the company was also investing in five giga watts of power generating capacity by developing power plant projects along AKK pipeline corridor and across the country to complement the existing ones.
The Tide’s source reports that the summit was declared open by President Muhammadu Buhari, through Mr Boss Mustapha, Secretary to Government of the Federation.
The source also reports that the theme of the summit was, “Global Perspectives for a Sustainable Energy Future”.
Kyari was represented at the event by Mr Mohammed Ahmed, Executive Vice President, Gas, Power and New Energy, NNPC Ltd.
He said the company would continue to support the Federal Government toward the realisation of key initiatives such as the Decade of Gas and the National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP).
These, he said, sought to deepen natural gas utilisation as an alternative transportation fuel, virtual gas supply to off-pipeline grid gas customers and gas utilisation as feedstock for the development of gas-based industries.
Kyari said this was evident in the definite actions taken to utilise Compressed Natural Gas and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to power vehicles, buildings and power plants.
He said the world had recognised the need for ensuring sustainability in the energy landscape in line with the current realities.
Kyari added that as key players in the sector, its mandate of providing energy for Nigeria still remained a priority.
According to him, NNPC is poised to reliably deliver energy to its stakeholders through efficient utilisation of hydrocarbons and other new energy sources which the country was blessed with.
“Oil and gas remains a significant component of the global energy mix, therefore we are unlocking more opportunities across both the oil and gas value chain spanning from supply and infrastructure to the markets”, he said.
Speaking on the gas export market, he said the ongoing Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas company Train Seven would expand Nigeria’s LNG production capacity to about 30 million tonnes per annum (30 MTPA).
This, he said, was in addition to the planned Nigerian Morocco and the Trans Sahara Gas Pipeline projects which would supply gas to sub-regional African countries and subsequently Europe.
“In addition to our existing upstream activities, we are also deepening exploration activities of the nation’s frontier Basins using the best industry standards and technologies which is already yielding results such as the Kolmani discovery.
“And we are hopeful that the recent spud-in of the EBENYI – A in Nasarawa State will yield positive result as well.
“NNPC will continue to leverage partnerships with the industry, government, research institutions and the academia to ensure energy security and sustainability,” he said.
Stakeholder Wants Govt, Community Leaders To Invest In Sports
The State Nursery and Primary School II, Mgbuanyim, Elele in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State held its eighth Inter House Sports School competitions last Saturday.
Speaking at the event, Chairman of the occasion, Hon. Innocent Worisah, called on both governments and community leaders to invest more in sports as it would help to boost the economy of the State.
Worisah said this at the annual inter house sports Competition of the school, saying that appropriate sporting facilities should be provided to all schools in the State and that would discover talents like Austin J. J Okocha and the rest.
“To me sports remains the only avenue that brings youths together, and promotes peace and unity among them. I urge Government at all levels and community leaders to join hands and build a better society through sports.
“I commend the headmaster of the school and his team for ensuring that the competition was a success” Hon. Worisah said.
Also speaking, the Education Authority Desk Officer in the LGA, Solomon Umeto also called on Government, mostly the LGA Chairmen to pay more attention to sports development at the grassroots level.
“It is obvious that sporting activities reduce youth restiveness and nefarious activities, investment in sports can create million jobs for the teeming youths who are desirous to do sports”, Umeto said.
By: Tonye Orabere
NSCDC Commissions New Commands In Kebbi, Sokoto
Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has set up new command posts in Kebbi and Sokoto States to boost staff performance, security and better protect critical national infrastructure in the states.
Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, who commissioned the two commands, said Federal Government would not relent in ensuring the protection of citizens at all times by providing the necessary supports, and logistics needed to maintain the current tempo of development to ensure effective discharge of the Corps core mandates
Represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore, Aregbesola stated that the Federal Government was dedicated to continuously support the Corps to enhance performance and boost national security.
According to a statement signed by the agency’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Olusola Odumosu, the minister also tasked personnel in the two states to live up to the mandate of the agency and exhibit the highest level of discipline in their conduct.
He further charged the personnel to “abstain from rancor and unnecessary rivalry and ensure effective synergy with military and all other law enforcement agencies”.
Aregbesola commended the leadership of the Corps for the tremendous transformation witnessed within the last two years as he further attributed it to the doggedness, determination, pragmatic approach and readiness of personnel to impact positively on the nation’s security.
Present at the event were governors of the two states; Atiku Bagudu of and Aminu Tambuwal who were both represented.
NAWOJ Partners FH1360 To Boost Maternal, Infant Nutrition
The Nigerian Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Lagos State Chapter, in collaboration with FH1360/Alive and Thrive Project hosted an interactive media round table aimed at promoting maternal, infant and young child nutrition, with an intervention of reducing the total number of anemia and all deficiencies related to mother and child.
Chairperson, NAWOJ, Lagos State, Adeola Ekine, said the initiative was focused on improved reporting of maternal nutrition coverage in journalism.
She added that the annual event provides insight on illnesses affecting children and mothers and their possible solutions
The Lagos State team Lead, Alive and Thrive, Olawunmi Ajayi, who spoke extensively on Maternal, Infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN), noted that Nigeria loses about 2313 children daily translating to 844,321, children death annually, half of which are due to malnutrition.
“You don’t have to spend a lot on trying to impress people about your feeding habit you just have to make sure you are providing and feeding a well-balanced diet.
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