Edo Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has disclosed plans to utilise gas explored in the state to power the Benin Industrial Park in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of the state.
Obaseki disclosed this during the 2017 Producers’ Forum Retreat of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), which was held in Benin City, the state capital.
“The state has a masterplan to utilise gas explored in the state to power the Benin Industrial Park. The siting of the Industrial Park, which is a few kilometers to the gas field is strategic.
“This is to enable the multi-purpose Industrial Park utilise gas from the fields for its industrial activities. This, we believe, will be achieved when the first quadrangle of that park takes-off in 2018.”
Obaseki added that his administration is making arrangements to partner with PENGASSAN, to ensure the successful utilisation of gas for industrialisation.
While stressing the importance for Nigeria to begin utilising hydro-carbon asset to redefine the future of the country at the retreat themed, “Strategic and Information Based Leadership: Panacea for Effective Trade Unionism,” he said, “there is a need for deeper reflection on the future of the oil production and the oil industry. Strategic and information-based leadership is required for decision-based policy implementation.”