NERC pledges sus­tained part­ner­ship for gas sup­ply

Daily Trust - - ENERGY - By Si­mon Echewo­fun Sun­day

Kaduna Re­fin­ing and Petro­chem­i­cals Com­pany (KRPC) has pledged to sup­port tourism and agri­cul­ture, es­pe­cially the Zuru Emi­rate Uhola Cul­tural Fes­ti­val and Agri­cul­tural show in Kebbi State.

The Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, KRPC, Al­haji Saidu Mo­hammed has said when he led a team of man­age­ment staff on a cour­tesy visit to the Emir of Zuru re­tired Maj. Gen. Sani Sami at his palace dur­ing the 2014 Uhola agri­cul­tural fes­ti­val over the weekend in Zuru.

The MD, rep­re­sented by the Man­ager, Pub­lic Af­fairs Depart­ment (PAD), Al­haji Ab­dul­lahi Idris said, “KRPC will look at the pos­si­bil­ity to ren­der sup­port to the Kebbi State on tourism, es­pe­cially the Uhola agric fes­ti­val much more than we have been do­ing as a Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity (CSR) to pro­mote agri­cul­ture and tourism in Nigeria.”

He said KRPC will fo­cus on pro­grammes that will en­cour­age farm­ers to im­prove on the coun­tries agri­cul­tural yields.

He com­mended the Emi­rate for ex­hibit­ing the rich var­i­ous seedling, cash crops and food com­po­nents dis­played at the agri­cul­tural ex­hi­bi­tion. The Nige­rian Elec­tric­ity Reg­u­la­tory Com­mis­sion (NERC) has stated its readi­ness to con­tinue col­lab­o­rat­ing with stake­hold­ers on ac­cess­ing long term gas sup­ply for the power sec­tor.

The Com­mis­sioner, Govern­ment and Con­sumer Af­fairs Di­vi­sion, Dr. Abba Ibrahim, dis­closed this while re­ceiv­ing Turk­ish con­struc­tion ex­perts known as the Turk­ish Con­struc­tion Fo­rum, led by the Turk­ish Am­bas­sador to Nigeria, Mustafa Pu­lat, re­cently. Abba, who rep­re­sented the Com­mis­sion’s Chair­man, Dr. Sam Amadi, told the del­e­ga­tion that op­por­tu­ni­ties abound for the Turk­ish group to make its mark in Nigeria’s power in­dus­try, adding that the Com­mis­sion en­cour­ages long term con­tracts for those par­tic­i­pat­ing in the power sec­tor.

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