Imo state governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has pledged the support of the government and people of the state for the success of the multibillion-dollar Assa North/Ohaji South Gas development project.
Speaking during a visit to him in his office last week by the leadership of the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), the governor informed: “We are determined to work with you to build the plant and help Imo state fulfill its quota to the nation’s domestic gas aspiration. We are dedicated to making life meaningful for our people and to making Imo State investor-friendly. Imo state shall partner with you. We have a civilized state and our hands are wide open to welcome Shellback to your original home in Nigeria.”
Osagie Okunbor, SPDC’s Managing Director and Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria, described the gas project in the state as its “most important project right now” adding that commitments are being made to make the project an exemplary one.
“It is premier amongst the Seven Critical Gas Projects initiative led by the Ministry of Petroleum and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC),” Okunbor stated.
The Assa North/Ohaji South gas project is a joint venture project involving SPDC, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Total E&P Nigeria Limited (TEPNL), Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) and SEPLAT, a leading indigenous producer.