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Published On: Thu, Jan 29th, 2015

Nigeria to become Africa’s largest fertiliser producer by 2018 – Official

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By Aminu Imam with agency report

The Group Executive Director, Gas and Power, of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. David Ige, has said that the full implementation of the gas master plan may position Nigeria as the largest producer of fertilizer in Africa by 2018.

Ige told journalists, in Abuja, that the Nigerian Gas Master Plan would increase the country’s earning from gas resources.

Besides, Nigeria has grown its gas supply market from 300 million to 2 billion cubic feet per day (cfpd).

Ige attributed the increase in gas supply to successful implementation of the gas master plan and described the plan as a policy document that has basically outlined government’s aspiration for the commodity.

According to him, the implementation has already positioned Nigeria to be the largest producer of fertiliser by 2018 on the continent.

He noted that the policy has impacted positively on the sector and that everything that is outlined in it is being implemented to the letter.

“Basically today, we have an outlay of many fertiliser plants already positioning Nigeria to be the largest producer of fertiliser by 2018 in this continent. Those are the aspirations of the gas master plan; the master plan talks about regional export which had started in West Africa,” he added.

 

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