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The Gas Aggregation Company of Nigeria (GACN) in conjunction with NNPC and the Nasarawa State Government are to organise a business roundtable to amplify the economic benefits of the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline project to host states.
A statement by Ruqaiyah Abubakar, Public Affairs Advisor of GACN, said the roundtable, a follow-up to the 2021 Kano Gas Stakeholder’s Forum, which is billed for Thursday would result into a Gas Supply MOU between NNPC, GACN, and Nasarawa State Government.
The Roundtable, offered the statement, would involve multi-party joint working teams, comprising gas suppliers, virtual pipeline solution providers, and Nasarawa State representatives to proffer gas supply strategies and solutions consistent with the identified private and public sector priority projects of Nasarawa States.
Said Abubakar: “A Multi-Parties Team has already commenced gas commercialisation discussions with the various state government representatives to determine the gas needs of AKK States for their priority projects.
“Consultations with key gas solution providers are ongoing to provide an end-to-end, high-level competitive and robust near-term gas supply plan to meet the gas requirement of the identified critical gas and power demand clusters, free trade zones, and industrial zone parks in the various states”.
Abubakar said GACN and NNPC had so far executed MOUs with Kano and Kaduna States while discussions with Kogi and Nasarawa States were at the final stage.
Informed she: “GACN and NNPC are collaborating with the Nasarawa State Government to hold a Nasarawa Gas Business Roundtable engagement in Lafia on the November 25, 2021.
“The NNPC–GACN–Nasarawa State gas utilization collaboration MOU will be executed in the course of this event”.