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AKK Gas Pipeline Project Will Transform Northern Nigeria’s Economic, Industrial Landscape – FG

Mr. Rabiu Ibrahim, the Special Assistant on Media to the Minister said in a statement that the President is committed to the industrialization and economic prosperity of every part of the country, hence the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline project.

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The Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline project, Nigeria’s biggest domestic gas pipeline project so far by President Bola Tinubu’s administration, is focused on unleashing the immense economic potential of Northern Nigeria, the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mr. Mohammed Idris, said on Friday.

The Minister stated this in Kaduna during a site visit to the River Kaduna AKK Gas Pipeline Project in company with the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Mr. Wale Edun, the Minister of State, Gas Resources, Mr. Ekperikpe Ekpo, and the Group Chief Executive Officer of the NNPC Ltd, Mr. Mele Kyari.

Mr. Rabiu Ibrahim, the Special Assistant on Media to the Minister said in a statement that the President is committed to the industrialization and economic prosperity of every part of the country, hence the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline project.

He said: “The AKK project is focused on unleashing the immense economic potential of Northern Nigeria. The gas that will be transported will bring much-needed energy to homes, businesses, and industries and will also be available for enabling transportation and bringing down its cost.

“The continuation and fast-tracking of this project—Nigeria’s biggest domestic gas pipeline project so far—by the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu Administration is a testament to the President’s commitment to the industrialization and economic prosperity of every part of the country.”

The Minister emphasized the crucial connection between economic development and security, pointing out that job creation and economic prosperity can alleviate many security challenges in Northern Nigeria.

He stated that the project will energize homes, farms, and industries that are critical for large-scale jobs, as well as boost the agriculture value chain, which is Northern Nigeria’s economic backbone.

He announced that another visit would be made to Rivers State on Saturday to inspect the OB3 Pipeline River Niger Crossing Project, another transformational gas initiative.

He noted that the AKK would boost the Presidential Initiative on Compressed Natural Gas (Pi-CNG), saying that it has already attracted over USD 50 million in private investments.

“This initiative aims to establish CNG conversion and refuelling facilities across the nation, furthering Nigeria’s commitment to leveraging its abundant gas resources,” he said.

Idris expressed confidence in President Tinubu’s vision for the “Decade of Gas,” which seeks to harness Nigeria’s gas resources for comprehensive national development.

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