The Federal Government, on Tuesday, 11th October, 2022,, reconstituted the steering committee and technical working group for the Ogidigben Gas Industrial Revolution Park project.
Speaking at the event which held in Abuja, the Honorable Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, said it was extremely important that Nigeria would continue to build Investors’ confidence, attract foreign direct investment and as well give Ogidigben Gas Industrial Revolution Park the level of executive leadership it requires while ensuring that it continues to be a strategic national interest that can alleviate the Niger Delta crisis and impact positively on the economy.
He explained that the Park was conceived to be Africa’s largest Gas City and will host Fertilizer, Petrochemical, Aluminum Smelters, Methanol Plants and many Secondary Industries that will generate thousands of employment.
Membership of the Steering Committee are: Hon. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources; Chief Timipre Sylva – Chairman, Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa – Co-Chairman, Managing Director, Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority, Adesoji Adesugba – Secretary, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Ambassador Gabriel Aduda – Member, and Director (Upstream), Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Engr. Kamoru Busari, FNSE – Member.
Others include; Group Chief Executive, Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, Mele Kolo Kyari – Member, Ag. Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Mohammed Bello-Koko – Member, and Executive General Manager, Alpha Grip Management Company (AGMC), Sheikh Mohamed Bayorh – Member.
The Technical Working Group has the following membership: Dr. Justice Derefaka, Technical Assistant to HMSPR (Gas Policy and Business Implementation) as the Project Leader, Barr. Gregory Fulus Zi, Director, Legal Services (MPR)/Legal – Technical Working Group, Alpha Grip Management Company (AGMC) Representative(s), Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd) Representatives (Technical and Legal), Nigerian Export Promotion Zones Authority Representatives (Technical and Legal), Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Representatives (Technical and Legal), and Delta State Government Representatives.
Sylva, while addressing the committee members, implored them to deliver on their Terms of Reference (ToR).
In his remarks, Director, Upstream, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Engr. Busari Kamoru informed that the Ogidigben Industrial Gas Revolution Park project started during the administration of the immediate past Minister of State, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu with the constitution of the Steering Committee and the Technical Working Group of the project.
Busari added that the project implementation agreement was in the process of being executed, but was stalled due to unanticipated developments. He expressed optimism that the reconstituted Steering Committee will see to the actualization of Project.
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