Senate President, Bukola Saraki yesterday challenged the management of the Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited to put an end to gas flaring in the country.
According to a statement by the chief press secretary to the Senate President, Sanni Onogu, Saraki said this when the management of the NLNG, led by its managing director, Babs Omotowa visited him, said it was high time the gas being flared is converted to something more productive as well as ensure the use of cleaner energy in the country.
He also called on the NLNG to invest in gas infrastructure to facilitate the distribution of cooking gas across the country and to eliminate the use of kerosene as cooking energy.
Saraki said: “Up till today, the area of concern is still the issue of gas flaring. What can we do by way of laws to try and see how we can completely eliminate gas flaring and provide more opportunities for more investors in that sector so that they can convert gas into something more productive.
“That also talks about the issue of cooking gas and I believe you can still do more there. I believe you are doing your best within the confines of your responsibilities. I think you all know that this is an important area for all of us as a country – the infrastructure, which I know is not your direct responsibility,
“I believe that you can think out of the box and come up with some ideas where you can use your deeper pockets to come up with some infrastructure solutions where so as to take the lead. Government would find ways of providing the incentives because without the infrastructure we will not be able to push more of the cooking gas.