As the Train 7 project continues, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, paid a visit to Bonny Island on Friday, to witness the ongoing project which will be beneficial to all.
Dr. Ibe Kachikwu’s first point of call on arrival was the palace of the Amanyanabo of Grand Bonny Kingdom, where he was received by the representative of the King and the Amanyanabo in-Council, where he stated that coming to Bonny is coming home to his brothers.
Kachikwu went on to say that he is looking forward to the NLNG’s Train 7 and Bonny-Bodo Road, to see the kind of impact it will make on the Island and to generate a different income stream through tourism and infrastructure.
He also visited NLNG’s Administrative Building and was officially received at the arrival stand by the Managing Director NLNG, Tony Attah and the Deputy Managing Director, Sadeeq Mai-Bornu. The Train7 project of the NLNG when completed, promises to greatly improve Nigeria’s gas exports, moving the nation from the 7th to the 3rd largest LNG exporter globally.
The General Manager Production, Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas, Tayo Oginni has said that for NLNG, there is capacity to do more as structures are currently being put in place to achieve this vision. He said, “It is imperative to do more or Nigeria misses out of the global market. 30 years from now, we envisage Bonny Island to become a mini Dubai of a sort. “
He further stated, “we are helping to build a better Nigeria through deepening the LPG cooking gas market, reducing death by smoking by inhalation from firewood.”