National Target: Federal government providing 12b Jobs With the National gas expansion program.

Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources
While speaking on the issues of creating and providing jobs for some unemployed youths in the country, Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, in his own idea said that the administration of the National Gas Expansion Program will help to reduce the rate of unemployment in the country, by providing up to 12b job opportunities for Nigerians.

Chief Timipre Sylva made the statement at the recently concluded Ministerial Mandate Performance Scorecard Review Session, as reported by the Mr Justice Derefaka, Technical Adviser on Gas Business and Policy Implementation to the Minister.

Inorder to promote the declaration of making the National Gas Expansion Program ( NGEP) the flagship programme of the ministry based on the outstanding work the committee is doing, Chief Timipre Sylva has surrendered all his vehicles to the NGEP to convert all to dual fuel with use of either Auto Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)or Auto Condensed Natural Gas (CNG).

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Also , in his views, he said that if all the government officials will convert their official vehicles to Autogas, it will make the Nigerian Citizens to know that the  government meant it when it declared this year “The Year of Gas".

He also listed some other programs that were also set up to promote achievement of the mandate handed to them by Mr President, some of this programs include, the Nigeria Gas Flare Commercialisation Programme (NGFCP), flag off ~odd~ of the National Gas Transportation Network Code (NGTNC) and the ongoingMarginal Field Bid Round, flag off of the construction of the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline and Committee on Gas Sector-Wide Review of the Domestic Gas Pricing Framework.

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"The world is gradually turning away from crude oil to gas to drive their economies" Dr Abner Ishaku, Technical Adviser, Downstream to the Petroleum Minister said while speaking on the promotion of gas in the country.

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