The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) will deliver its seven critical gas development projects(7CGDP) by 2020. This would ease gas supply to the power plants across the country.
It said the projects were designed to leverage the immense gas potential in the country, and further help in meeting the target of generating at least 15,000 megawatts (Mw) of electricity, by 2020. Its Principal Manager, Public Affairs, Ndu Ughamadu, said the corporation is relying on the projects to generate 50,000Mw by 2020, in order to improve the supply of electricity in Nigeria.
To make the projects come to fruition by 2020, the state oil firm is constantly holding meetings on the issue, in order to ascertain the level of developments on the project. He said NNPC has fixed next week for a meeting with the stakeholders. It has also directed the Project Management Office (PMO) to discuss with the operators of the project on their problems, needs among other things, that would help in bringing the project to fruition.
Ughamadu said the oil firm has fixed December 10, this year for a Steering Committee Meeting on the projects. He said the 2020 deadline set aside for the implementation of the seven critical gas development projects is sancrosant, adding that NNPC has concluded plans to meet the deadline.
Source: The Nation