The Governor Dr Okezie lkpeazu has assured of Government’s preparedness to encourage relevant Institutions and organizations that will ensure the availability of Gas for cooking and for automobile purposes.
Governor lkpeazu who gave the assurance during a courtesy visit by a delegation of the Petroleum Equalization Fund Management Board led by the Executive Secretary, Mr. Ahmed Bobboi at Government House Umuahia, said the present administration is interested in being part of the States that will reap from the Federal Government’s policy on Gas utilization.
The Governor represented by his Deputy Sir Ude Oko Chukwu urged them to expedite action and welcome any state willing to cue in following the Federal Government’s mandate on the need to diversify to gas.
Earlier in his remarks, the Executive Secretary of Petroleum Equalization Fund Management Board, Mr. Armed Bobboi who disclosed that their visit is predicated on invitation by the State Governor, Dr Okezie lkpeazu to collaborate the State government in the development of the Oil and Gas sector following the mandate by the Federal Government in setting up a Committee through the Ministry of Petroleum to promote the use and utilization of Gas .
Mr Bobboi said the Petroleum Equalization Fund Management Board is seeking for closer collaboration between them and the Abia State government in particular and the Governor’s forum to support the utilization of gas and look forward to realizing the project.
Our Government House Correspondent, Mercy Kalu reports that the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Associate Prof. ACB Agbazuere, Body of Permanent Secretaries, top Government Officials and stakeholders in the Oil Industry were present during the visit.