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National Grid To Receive 3,600 Megawatts Gas-powered Electricity




There are reports that the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano natural gas pipeline launched on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, will ensure Nigeria gets an additional 3,600 megawatts gas-powered electricity when completed.

This much was revealed by Omasoro Ali Ovie, an ardent supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to him, the contractor assigned to the project used the lockdown period to attain 15% completion of the mega facility.

Ovie who revealed this much in a tweet said that the $2.8billion project will spur hundreds of industries to open in Kogi, Kano, Kaduna States, and Nigeria at large.

The pipeline which passes through three states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja reportedly a section of the Trans-Nigeria Gas Pipeline (TNGP) with the capacity to transport 2.2 billion cubic feet of gas per day.

President Buhari virtually launched the project last year via video conferencing. The project has been divided into three phases, under a build and transfer model, in a public-private partnership arrangement, which involves the contractor providing 100 per cent of the financing. The pipeline reportedly has the potential of generating employment as it would support the development of petrochemicals, fertilizer, methanol, and other gas-based industries.

It is also expected that the project when completed, will boost domestic utilization of natural gas thereby bringing about social-economic development.

In December 2020, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Alhaji Mele Kyari, had equally announced that the project is at 15% completion.

According to him, the project is presently crossing the river Niger, through the Ndoni-Aboh river crossing in Rivers and Delta states which will deliver gas from the eastern part to the country into the western corridor.

Recall that Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State joined President Muhammadu Buhari in a virtual flag-off of the construction phase as one of the key stakeholders of the project. The project which was launched virtually by the president was also witnessed by the governors of Kano, Kaduna, and Kogi States through video conferencing.

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