The GMD/CEO of NNPC ltd Mallam Mele Kyari has said that the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline will deliver its very gas in the first quarter of 2023. This statement was made when Kyari took members of the NNPC Board on an official tour of Segment A sites in Abaji Area Council of the FCT.
Kyari who was accompanied by other members of his Management Team, stated that “as a result of activities around the AKK project, the country will see over eight billion standard cubic feet (scf) of gas injected into the domestic pipeline”
which will improve “power generation, facilitate industrial development, create thousands of job opportunities and deepen domestic gas utilisation”.
The GMD described the AKK Pipeline as “a signature project of this administration”, and said that it was time for Nigeria to take advantage of having the highest gas reserves in Africa.
…Board happy with work progress
In her remarks, the Chairman of the NNPC Board, Senator Margery Okadigbo, said that based on the magnitude of work done at the various construction sites, the projection to have first gas by the first quarter of 2023 was realisable.
Okadigbo noted that the country stood the chance to leverage on the current realities to provide solutions to the global gas supply challenge.
After appreciating the team for their visit, Chairman of Oilserv, the company handling Segment A of the project, Mr. Emeka Okwuosa, confirmed his company’s readiness to deliver the project on schedule. He assured that the project managers and teams were more than competent to deliver the project within record time.
This project was flagged-off simultaneously in Kogi and Kaduna States by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2020 and the total length is about 614km which is expected to move gas to support power generation and general needs of Nigerians.