The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva has inaugurated the National Gas Expansion Programme Committe to steer the Gas Sector for optimal performance and better utilization of the massive gas resources in the country.
The Minister said that the country is on the verge of revolutionalizing the Gas Sector to position the country as a major gas hub for the African sub region.
Chief Sylva tasked members of the Committee to work assiduously to achieve their mandates and take their appointment as a clarion call to serve the country .
The Committee’s mandates among others, is to serve as a catalyst for rapid development and utilization of available assets and ensure strict adherence to the National Gas Policy thrust as gazetted.
They are to reform and implement a market infrastructure strategy to promote cost effective distribution.
The Committee will also engage the state and non- state stakeholders on gas policy.
Chief Sylva reiterated that the programme if effectively implemented can reduce poverty and increase the per capital income of Nigerians, Thus, he implored the Committee to show utmost commitment in the discharge of its duties in the coordination of the programme
Speaking, the Chairman of the newly inaugurated Committee, Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim on behalf of the Committee, thanked the Minister and promised to deliver on the mandate of the gas expansion programme.