NNPC: AKK Pipeline to Begin Gas Supply to Kaduna, Kano in 2023
By Alabidun Shuaib Abdulrahman
The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC) Board of Directors has expressed satisfaction with the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) Gas Pipeline Project’s progress.
When the NNPC Board members went on a tour of Segment A sites in Abaji Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory on Thursday, the GMD/CEO, Mallam Mele Kyari, said he anticipated the pipeline would start transporting gas to Kaduna and Kano in the first quarter of 2023.
The GMD/CEO, who was joined by other members of his Management Team, claimed that the country will witness over eight billion standard cubic feet (scf) of gas injected into the domestic pipeline as a result of the AKK project’s activities.
Kyari, who described the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano Pipeline as “a signature project of this administration”, said it was time for Nigeria to take advantage of having the highest gas reserves in Africa.
Chairman of the NNPC Board, Senator Margret Okadigbo, said based on the magnitude of work done at the various construction sites, the projection to have first gas by the first quarter of 2023 was realisable.
Chairman of Oilserv, the Company handling Segment A of the AKK project, Mr Emeka Okwuosa, confirmed his company’s readiness to deliver the project on schedule.
The construction of the 614km AKK pipeline was flagged-off simultaneously in Kogi and Kaduna States by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2020 to encourage gas utilisation and serve as a springboard for the nation’s industrialisation, said NNPCL.