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We’ve reduced gas flaring to 20 percent, says NLNG MD

By Abimbola Fashakin, Lagos

The management of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) has stated that the company has reduced gas flaring from 65 percent to 20 percent in the country.According, Nigeria is no longer in the league of top five gas flaring countries in the world.
Managing Director, NLNG Babs Omotowa said this in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital at the commissioning of NLNG/University Ilorin Engineering Research Centre.

Omotowa said that through the company’s university support programme, NLNG is investment a sum of $12 million in six universities in the country.

He said, “We were the second highest gas flaring nation in the world. Through the construction of the six trains we have in NLNG we have helped to bring that down to about 20 percent and today we are no
longer top five gas flaring countries in the world.

“So we are very proud that we have contributed to the environmental improvement in the country and the health implications of that.

“In addition, we provide a significant source of revenue for the nation and are also today supplying a vast majority of the cooking gas used in many homes in Nigeria today.”

NLNG boss added the one of the company’s “approaches is to develop Nigerian human capital and foster technological advancement in our great country. We recognize that universities are one of the critical fertile grounds from which ideas to fast-track Nigeria’s progress will spring from.

“With this programme Nigeria LNG is partnering with six universities in Nigeria to uplift engineering teaching and research in our tertiary institutions. On its part, Nigeria LNG invested two million Dollars
each to build and equip world-class engineering facilities in these schools.”

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