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AKK gas pipeline critical to Nigeria’s industrialisation, economic growth – Edun

THE Minister of Finance/Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Wale Edun has described the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano, AKK, gas pipeline project as critical to the industrialisation and economic growth of Nigeria.

Edun stated this on Friday, during a working visit of three cabinet Ministers to the AKK gas pipeline project site where they inspected the River Kaduna crossing milestone of the project in Kaduna.

This is coming just as the Group Chief Executive Officer of NNPC Ltd, Mele Kyari assured Nigerians that the project would be delivered by the end of the first quarter, 2025.

This is contained in a statement by Olufemi Soneye, the Chief Corporate Communications Officer, NNPC Ltd.

Mr Edun was accompanied in the visit by the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Malagi and Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Gas), Ekperikpe Ekpo.

Speaking at the project site, Mr Edun described the AKK Gas pipeline as the pipeline of prosperity, which is very dear to the President, because it will deliver the critical infrastructure needed to trigger the nation’s economic growth and industrialisation.

“The AKK Gas Pipeline is crucial for this administration and its delivery is in line with Mr President’s strategy of bringing prosperity to the people,” Mr Edun added.

In his remarks, Mr Malagi said the AKK Gas Pipeline Project was a testimony to the fact that the Federal Government’s “Decade of Gas” has commenced in earnest.

“Nigerians should be proud of the AKK Gas Pipeline project. With the delivery of this project, the prosperity that Mr President is always talking about is unravelling right here before our eyes,” he said.

Also speaking, Mr Ekpo described the gas pipeline as part of the Federal Government’s many efforts to harness the nation’s abundant gas resources towards improving power generation, revamping ailing industries and creating employment opportunities.

Mr Ekpo urged all stakeholders to support the NNPC Ltd. towards delivering the project and several other gas projects as the country depends on it to bring prosperity to the people.

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