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FG Declares 2021 To 2030 Decade Of Gas Development For Nigeria

The Federal Government has declared Jan. 1, 2021 to Dec. 31, 2030 as “The Decade of Gas Development for Nigeria”.

Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, made the declaration on Thursday at the Seventh (Virtual) Joint International Energy Forum and International Gas Union (IEF-IGU) Ministerial Gas Forum in Malaysia.

Sylva said Nigeria had made laudable achievements and successes in the gas space within the year under review and undeniably making 2020 “The Year of Gas” count.He however, acknowledged that Nigeria still had more work to do post 2020.

According to him, the development of Nigeria’s vast gas resources and strengthening of the gas value chain is the Federal Government’s national priority as encapsulated in the National Gas Policy of 2017.Sylva said : “In that regard, we are pursuing programmes to grow our gas economies through the development of industrial and transport gas markets, in juxtaposition with gas-to-power initiatives.

“We believe gas will become the dominant fuel for generating power not only in Nigeria but in Africa as well.

“We have commenced the implementation of carefully conceived initiatives to foster productivity and attract investments along the gas value chain.”