The member Representing Ajingi,Gaya and Albasu in the House of Representatives Hon Abdullahi Mahmud Gaya has said Ajaokuta Kaduna Kano (AKK) Gas Pipeline Project is the right step toward fast track reindustrialization process for the states process for the states and country at large
The member who is House Committee on Petroleum Resources c(Downstream) made this know in a Press Release issue to media house.
Added that with AKK project kano would regain its lost glory of being the second industrialise state in the country and also being the gate way businesses for the West African subregion.
According to him AKK Gas pipeline was a section of Trans-Nigerian Gas Pipeline under the gas infrastructure blueprint designed to enable the industrialization of the Eastern and Northern parts of Nigeria. The project would also enable connectivity between the East, West and North, which is currently non-existent
He further explained the project will definitely steer the way for the development of Gas base industries in these states at same time pave the way for power base independent power plants where as the industries in Abuja Ajaokuta, Kano and Kaduna need electricity to makes them work to full capacity.
Hon Abdullahi Mahmud Gaya explained that the project will complement the government effort of the economic growth and enable Nigeria’s migration from the current mono-economy into a diversified economy, saying NNPC was transitioning toward becoming an Integrated Energy Company to support the President’s economic diversification efforts adding that construction of these critical enablers is in line with NNPC’s responsibility of implementing the National Gas Infrastructure Blueprint which is part of the Nigerian Gas Master Plan.
Commenting on the decades pipelines vandalization across the country,said this act of vandalization of NNPC facilities led the country to lost substantial monies but we had many interactive seasons with the management of National oil company and other stakeholders in the sector on how to stop this ugly terrain and we advise them to engage the service of the peoples of the communities which the pipelines past through their localities this approach will definitely steer this unemployed youth from being part of the act.
Hon Abdullahi Mahmud Gaya also congratulated the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, NNPC and all relevant stakeholders on the historic and epoch-making occasion, commending the resilience of the team to deliver on the project despite the COVID-19 pandemic