AKK project at 73.3% completion – Ahmed | Dailytrust

AKK project at 73.3% completion – Ahmed

  • Says when completed, Kaduna will access 900mw of electricity

The Group Executive Director (GED), Gas and Power of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Ltd, Engineer Abdulkadir Ahmed has disclosed that the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano natural gas pipeline, which commenced in July 2020 is at 73.3 per cent completion.

  He further disclosed that when the project is completed, Kaduna will access 900 megawatts of power generated.

Speaking in Kaduna at a public lecture in honour of the Emir of Lere, Engineer Suleiman Umar and merit awards organised by the Kaduna chapter of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers (NSChE) over the weekend, the GED said the project, which is costing the federal government around $3.5 million is remaining 25 per cent to completion.

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Represented by the General Manager, Nigerian Gas Company (NGC), Engineer Igbokwewe Emmanuel at the lecture, the GED said the project was split into three to ensure speedy completion.

He said, “Giving a timeline of 2022, we hit the ground running as far back as 2017 and to date, we have made tremendous progress, as we speak today, at 73.3 per cent completion, we now have less than 25 per cent to go.”

Beyond the 2022 completion deadline, he said, “All the feeder lines and pipelines that will interconnect with the AKK are progressing as we speak.”

On the high price of domestic cooking gas, he said, the exchange rate, the demand and supply gap as well as the over-reliance on original equipment manufacturers led to the increase in the price.

The Executive Secretary of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Professor Idris Bujaje while describing the AKK as the most important project brought by President Muhammadu Buhari said, it will solve a mirage of problems the country is facing.

Speaking on behalf of the awardees, the Emir of Lere, Engineers Suleiman Umar thanked the association for recognising him after his career at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

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