FG reaffirms commitment to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.
The federal government has assured that 100 million Nigerians would be lifted out of poverty after the implementation of its National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP).
Minister of State Petroleum Resources Chief Timipre Sylva disclosed this on Monday during the opening ceremony of the NGEP consultative forum in Imo State.
According to the minister, the programme will create jobs for citizens in the country especially the youths who he said would be trained in the field of gas expansion.
Sylva also explained that through the programme, the country would soon benefit from gas as the main energy source for sustenance and utilisation, while promising to expand the demand and supply through available assets in the country.
‘Counting the impacts of the programme on our socio economic space within the first year of its launching, the administration further stepped up its commitment to industrialising Nigeria through gas utilisation by declaring year 2021 to 2030 “Decades of Gas”,’ he stated.