Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, has underscored the critical necessity for substantial enhancements in gas infrastructure, generation, transmission, and distribution to satisfy the nation’s burgeoning electricity requirements.
Speaking at the 2nd Domestic Gas and Gas Infrastructure Summit 2023 in Abuja, organized by the Abuja Chamber for Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Adelabu highlighted the challenge of delivering ample gas to the domestic market despite Nigeria’s status as a major global gas producer and holder of one of the world’s largest gas reserves, according to Dailytrust.
Adelabu emphasized that with the continuous growth in population, Nigeria must urgently invest in additional gas infrastructure, power generation, and transmission capabilities. He stressed that the expansion of these vital sectors, especially in gas-to-power and renewable energy, is crucial to meet the escalating electricity demands of the nation.
Al-Mujtaba Abubakar, President of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), also noted the shifting preference towards natural gas, which has supplanted coal as the primary fuel for electricity production. The summit served as a platform to address the pressing need for comprehensive strategies and investments to bolster Nigeria’s gas and energy sectors, ensuring a stable and sustainable power supply to support the nation’s economic growth and development.