To tackle the issue of insufficient gas supply to power generation facilities across the nation, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Gas), Ekperikpe Ekpo, and the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, have established an Inter-Ministerial Committee.
This committee aims to devise strategies for ensuring consistent and sustainable gas supply to gas-powered plants, catering to both the domestic and industrial requirements of Nigerians.
The formation of the Inter-Ministerial Committee took place following a meeting between the two ministries convened at the office of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Gas).
During this meeting, Ekpo highlighted several challenges contributing to the inadequate supply of gas to thermal power plants. These challenges include outstanding gas debts, vandalism of oil and gas pipeline infrastructure in the Niger Delta region, and the pricing of domestic gas in foreign currency.
Ekpo expressed his readiness to collaborate with individuals, organizations, and agencies to address these challenges effectively.
According to Ekpo: “We need to work collaboratively to solve the problem of gas supply to thermal plants and uninterrupted power supply to consumers in the country. There is absolutely nothing that can be done in Nigeria without stable power.”