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President Ahmed Bola Tinubu has once again reassured Nigerians that his administration will continue to see that all critical infrastructures  in the country will  continue to be developed to create more employment opportunities to stem the tide of the growing unemployment in the country.
President Tinubu said this when he commissioned three critical gas infrastructure projects-AGPC Gas Plant and ANOH PTF at Assa community Ohaji/Egbema local government area, Imo state and AHL GPP2, Ogbe-Ani community, Kwale Delta State.
He envisaged that with these commissioned infrastructures, both local and foreign investors in the energy space would soon have a course to smile  because the federal government would roll out fresh incentives to facilitate the “Ease of Doing  Business”  in the country.
The president said, “we are poised to accelerate the pace of our development and industrialisation and we will continue to provide support to deepen gas utilization, spur more economic growth and use our vast natural resources to transform our economy”.
Tinubu who spoke and commissioned the projects through visual presentation , commended all the stakeholders in the oil and gas sector, individuals and corporate organisations  that contributed towards the realisation of the projects,  stated  that it was an indication of government’s quest to create wealth and celebrate industrialisation in the country.
While commissioning  the Seplat Energy ANOH Gas Processing Plant in Imo State,  he noted that the plant marks a significant milestone in Nigeria’s energy landscape.

Commissions Seplat Energy ANOH Gas Processing Plant in Imo

The ANOH Gas Processing Plant Company (AGPC),  is a joint venture owned equally by Seplat Energy and the Nigerian Gas Infrastructure Company (NGIC), a subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
The president  informed the plant attained mechanical completion in December 2023 without a single recordable Lost Time Incident (LTI) across 12 million man-hours, with a Phase One processing capacity of 300 million standard cubic feet per day and the ANOH Gas Processing Plant Company is expected to deliver dry gas, condensate, and LPG to domestic and international markets.
Speaking through visual commissioning, The President Tinubu, commended Seplat Energy and its partners for their dedication to advancing Nigeria’s energy agenda.
“Today is a great day of achievement demonstrating teamwork, commitment, and dedication to duty. I congratulate you for all you have done for the country and for fulfilling this in only 11 months. This event is highly significant and demonstrates the administration’s determination to accelerate the development of critical gas infrastructure geared at demonstrably enhancing the supply of energy to boost industrial growth and create employment opportunities and further prosperity for the nation.
“The project also fully aligns with the Decade of Gas initiative and our quest to create value from the nation’s abundant gas asset while eliminating gas flaring and celebrating industrialization. I wish to assure the Nigerian people that indeed this project represents only the beginning as the Federal government is stepping up its coordination of other landmark projects and initiatives that will ensure the earliest possible realization of gas fuel for prosperity in abundance”, he said.
Udoma Udo Udoma, Board Chairman, of Seplat Energy, remarked  the strategic importance of the ANOH project, saying,  “the ANOH gas project strongly aligns with Seplat Energy’s mission of leading Nigeria’s energy transition with accessible, affordable, and reliable energy that drives social and economic prosperity. As a testament of our pledge to Nigeria, in partnership with the NNPC Ltd, we have delivered this project that will support the current administration’s drive for industrialization and growth of the economy through low-cost reliable power.
“To put this into context, if all of the gas from this plant went into the power sector, it would produce enough electricity to transform the lives of over 5 million people. Given that Nigeria’s population is growing at a rate of over 5 million per annum, we need one of these plants a year every year just to meet the demand of our new arrivals.  We all have work to do. We appreciate the unwavering support of our partner NNPCL, the cordial relationship with our host communities, Imo state government and the support of all stakeholders that are too many to mention”.
Also Roger Brown, CEO, of Seplat Energy, in his remarks said, “Seplat Energy is pleased with the progressive reforms by His Excellency President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his administration.
In March 2024, the President signed executive orders to enhance investments in greenfield gas development and midstream capital projects. Also, the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) recently improved gas prices under the DSO, to trigger further investments to the domestic gas sector – our ANOH gas plant will benefit from these reforms and incentives. “No doubt, the ANOH’s gas will further reduce Nigeria’s carbon intensity and increase energy supplied to the Nigerian domestic market”.
Speaking on the collaborative efforts between Seplat Energy and the Nigerian Gas Infrastructure Company (NGIC) in bringing the ANOH Plant to fruition, Mele Kolo Kyari, the Group CEO of NNPC Ltd stated that, “the ANOH Gas Processing Plant being commissioned by NNPCL and our partner is in line with Nigeria’s decade of gas agenda and particularly consistent with the administration’s efforts to boost gas supply in the domestic market”.
Meanwhile,  Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, represented by the Deputy Governor, Chinyere Ekomaru, congratulated Seplat Energy on the record time completion of the project and expressed his delight at the opportunities that lie ahead of the state on account of the successful completion of the ANOH plant.
Also just as Ekperikpe Ekpo, Minister of State Petroleum Resources (Gas) remarked that, “with a capacity of 600 million standard cubic feet per day, the ANOH Gas Processing Plant is a shining example of advancement. This plant will greatly advance the availability of domestic gas which will boost power generation and hasten industrialisation”.
The ANOH Gas Processing Plant, located at  Assa community in Ohaji, in Imo State, is set to become one of Nigeria’s most strategic gas projects. It is poised to pave the way for increased gas production in Nigeria, accelerating the nation’s transition from small-scale diesel generators to cleaner, less expensive fuels such as natural gas for power generation.