Makinde unveils conceived gas distribution master plan


Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Friday unveiled a newly-conceived gas distribution master plan, in partnership with Shell Nigeria Gas Limited.

The development is to create a platform for constant gas supply across the state, to boost industrialisation and employment opportunities.

The unveiling of the gas master plan was done at the courtesy room of the Governor’s office, State Secretariat, Agodi Ibadan, in the presence of the team from Shell Nigeria Gas Limited, led by its manager, Mr Ed. Ubong.

In his remarks, the governor said the innovation would serve as catalyst to springboard most of his administration’s policy thrust in his second tenure.

He also said that the possibility of sufficient gas supply in the state would expand the economy and increase number of industries in the state.

“It will take most jobless youths off the street, especially with the recent London Summit, organised by the government to woo investors.”

The Manager of Shell Nigeria Gas Limited, Ubong expressed readiness to partner with the Oyo State Government for the success of the project.

He assured the governor of the economic viability of the master plan, adding that the plant would begin operation in the first quarter of 2024.