…pays $8bn taxes to FG
By Olabode Jegede
The Managing Director/CEO, Nigeria LNG, Mr. Tony Attah has said that the Nigeria LNG Train 7 will create 12,000 direct jobs.
Attah made this statement on Tuesday at the Spotlight session tagged, “Nigerian Content in Action: Nigeria LNG Train 7 PNC 2019 held in Bayelsa.
He added that 20,000 to 40,000 employment will be created over a six year window on the back of this project.
THE NLNG MD disclosed that $8billion has been país to THE Federal Government in tales.
He emphasized on the need for the country to invest in more projects as this.
Attah also said that the company is 97 per cent prepared as early site work has began in Bonny and just waiting to take the final investment decision.
He stressed on the partnership with Nigerian Contents Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), adding that the share the same vision.
According to him, “Our vision is to be a global LNG company on the one hand side and on the other hand, helping to build a better Nigeria.”
Furthermore, the MD noted that the future of the company and Nigeria is also about gas.
“Today, we have what is actually over $12 billion worth of asset base, which underpins our balance sheet, but more importantly, we have six LNG trains, and between 1999 and 2006, we were deemed actually as the fastest growing company in the world, because every 18 months, we added a new train until 2007 for a lot of reasons I want to preserve at this point.
“We just could not make that step forward or what should have been the seventh train which is now about 12 years from now.
“But otherwise we will have 23 ships going around the world. Again, as part of legal contribution representative Nigeria everywhere we go.
Our ships are gone everywhere from Australia to try India, Brazil, United States, Canada.”