Nigeria: Vast Gas Deposits Can Make Delta Nigeria’s Investment Hub – Okowa
By Omon-Julius Onabu
Asaba — Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has expressed confidence in the capacity of the state to become a real power and investment hub in the country because of its huge gas deposit, which is invaluable to the energy sector and other industries.
Okowa made the assertion yesterday while performing the groundbreaking ceremony for a 400MW combined cycle power plant at Ekrokpe/Ekrejegbe, Ughelli South Local Government Area.
He expressed delight over the groundbreaking event, saying with the increase in the number of energy generating companies it was important for the distribution companies to see that Nigerians are satisfied with their services.
The governor acknowledged the existence of a litany of challenges in the country’s power generation but noted that the government was not resting on its oars in tackling the problem.
Okowa said: “We are glad as a state that we will be a hub for power generation because of the peaceful nature of our state and huge deposit of gas.
“The Nigerian government has continued in her struggle to provide energy for development and for home services in our country. We know we are faced with challenges but with the private sector becoming more interested in generating energy, there is great hope that the energy need of this country would be catered for in the nearest future.”