Sunday, July 31, 2011

Investors now see Delta as a hub – Uduaghan

31 July 2011

By Emma Amaize

SOME years ago, when the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, started its gas master plan in 2007, Delta State governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, took an interest in it, knowing that the state has a lot of gas. He got in contact with officials of the NNPC and was invited by the corporation to join a team that went round the United Kingdom, Singapore and other parts of the world on a road show for the Nigerian gas master plan.

 From the look of things, Uduaghan’s dream of making Delta a preferred investment destination is beginning to materialize and, if properly harnessed, what is happening today might well  be the jump-starting of his ‘Delta without oil’ dream.  The governor spoke with journalists in Warri a day  before a team of investors from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Zenel Oil) and (Nagarjuma Company) India,  along with representatives of the NNPC, Chevron and Sahara Energy , an indigenous firm arrived the state for inspection of the sites of  the  $16 billion petrochemical and fertilizer plants.

Excerpts of interview:

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