The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has set up a steering committee to facilitate the construction of Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline.
The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Department at the NNPC, Mr. Ohi Alegbe, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.
The Steering Committee comprised NNPC Group Managing Director as chairman, with the Group Executive Directors of Gas and Power, Exploration and Production as well as Commercial and Investment as members.
The committee would be responsible for providing general guidance and direction for the project, grant approval for business models, equity participation, budgets, and contracting strategy.
According to him, the “AKK Gas Pipeline Project Steering Committee” was constituted with the mandate of ensuring efficient and accelerated actualization of the task in line with President Goodluck Jonathan’s “gas revolution agenda”.
The National Gas Master Plan, he said was approved by the Federal Executive Council and was designed to transport gas for power and manufacturing industry usage to the key northern axis.
Alegbe states, “In order to strengthen this critical project and have it re-focused for accelerated implementation, there is the compelling need for the establishment of a dedicated AKK Project Steering Team with clear governance structure”.