The federal government, in a communiqué issued at the end of the first monthly meeting of operators in the power sector which was chaired by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, stated that the country’s gas sector was still facing some challenges in the aspects of payment and security, but expressed optimism that the supply of gas for electricity generation would improve from the second quarter of this year,  The Punch reports.

The government stated in the communiqué that: “The Nigerian Gas Company, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and Gas Aggregating Company of Nigeria, led by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, shared information on significant gas projects that will improve gas supply, which are scheduled for completion in Q2 of 2016.

“They also highlighted some of the challenges, especially related to payment and security affecting delivery of gas to the power sector.”