Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has applauded the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari in diversifying into gas production.
The minister made this known on Tuesday after the signing of the Gas Sales and Aggregation Agreement (GSAA) by the NNPC/Total Exploration Production Nigeria Joint Venture, Greenville Oil, and Gas Company and the Gas Auto.
He believes this move will help the country shift attention from her oil dependency to the gas sector.He said:“President Muhammadu Buhari provided this leadership under the seven big wins. Conversations have been on over the last two- three years.
Our first step was to set up the Nigerian Gas Management Company and Nigerian Gas
Pipeline Transportation Company.I am happy that a few months after we launched the gas policy, we are seeing this happening. We want to ensure that the payment issues are dealt with and made on time so there
is a good financing for the project,” he said.