BUHARI HOPES TO LIFT MILLIONS OF NIGERIANS OUT OF POVERTY WITH GAS EXPANSION PROGRAMME

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The federal government has inaugurated the National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP) in the Southwest as part of efforts to make gas an alternative energy for industrial, transportation and domestic uses.
Minister of State for Petroleum Resources,  Timipre Sylva, who performed the inauguration in Ado -Ekiti, Ekiti yesterday  described the programme as a practical demonstration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by using gas value chain as catalyst for social and economic development in Nigeria.
The National  Gas Expansion Programme is aimed at conversion of fuel powered cars and generator engines to gas.
Sylva said Nigeria was richly endowed with mineral resources, specifically hydrocarbon like crude oil and natural gas with proven reserves of over two hundred trillion cubic feet of natural gas, the country soon to reduce its over dependence of oil.

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