With the support of the National Assembly, Nigeria intends to sign the United Nations Agreement on Zero Routing Gas Flaring by 2030, according to Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.
Moreover, Prof. Osinbajo disclosed that the federal government has indeed set an earlier national target of 2020 to end gas flaring in the country.
Speaking today at the opening of the 6th African Petroleum Congress and Exhibition where he represented President Muhammadu Buhari, the Vice President , who declared the conference opened, said ending gas flaring was an imperative for African oil producers considering the amount of waste involved.
However, he also called on African countries to take advantage of the gas-to-power potentials.
He observed that “there is also the gas-to-power challenge in many member-states and the paradox of much gas but precious little gas to fire power plants.”