By Sumayyah Auwal Ishaq
The Kaduna State Government, under the leadership of Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on gas utilisation and expansion with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Gas Aggregation Company of Nigeria (GACN).
During the signing ceremony today in Kaduna, the governor said the MoU has brought nearer the availability of a significant additional energy source for businesses and residents in Kaduna State.
“For the Kaduna State Government, this project is a welcome boost to our investment and job creation strategy. It will create jobs and provide skills for artisans who will work on the gas pipelines and associated infrastructure. Beyond that, this project will power the industries that have responded with enthusiasm to our investment promotion campaign,” El-Rufai said.
On his part, the General Managing Director, NNPC, Mele Kyari, said the management of NNPC would make sure the partnership work. He also commended the governor for his excellent leadership skills.