- There is hope for a new Nigeria as the country is set to fully utilise the enormous gas resources in the country
- President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed this on Monday, March 29
- Specifically, the president said his plan is to transform Nigeria into an industrialized nation with gas playing a major role
In what will gladden the heart of many Nigerians, President Buhari has promised to utilise the enormous gas resources in the country to uplift the economy and drive industrialization.
The president said this in Abuja on Monday, March 29, while launching “The Decade of Gas in Nigeria".
According to him, gas has the enormous potential to diversify Nigeria’s economy and his administration is ready to seize the opportunity to grow, Premium Times reports.
Going further, the president revealed that his administration has recorded remarkable progress gas development.
He added that his administration reviewed and gazetted policies and regulations to enhance operations in the sector.
He added that:
‘‘Our major objective for the gas sector is to transform Nigeria into an industrialized nation with gas playing a major role and we demonstrated this through enhanced accelerated gas revolution.’’
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that contrary to fears expressed by persons who are fidgeting over calls by some aggrieved citizens in the southwest for secession, the presidency has given an assurance to Nigerians.
A presidential media aide, Lauretta Onochie, in her tweet on Monday, March 29, told fellow citizens that the country will not suffer disintegration nor go through another civil war under President Muhammadu Buhari's watch.
Banking on the fact that President Buhari is a veteran of the 1967-1970 civil war, Onochie asserted the nation's number one citizen will not allow a repeat of such a horrible experience.
In another report, Femi Adesina, the special adviser on media and publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday, March 28, said about 30 million Nigerians were unemployed before President Muhammadu Buhari took over office.
The presidential spokesman made the disclosure while speaking on Channels Television show, Politics Today, in reaction to comments made by former vice president Atiku Abubakar that Nigerians need to help the president
Adesina while defending President Buhari explained that the recent report released by the National Bureau of Statistics that 23.2 million Nigerians are unemployed was not new.