MINISTER of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said Federal Government will create 12 million jobs through the National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP).
Sylva made the disclosure in a statement signed his Technical Adviser on Gas Business and Policy Implementation, Mr Justice Derefaka, which was made available to newsmen on Tuesday.
”The NGEP will create over 12 million direct and indirect jobs and human capacity development nationwide and as such, I hereby, declare NGEP as the flagship programme of the ministry based on the outstanding work the committee is doing.
“I have surrendered my vehicles to the NGEP to convert all to dual fuel with use of either Auto Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) or Auto Condensed Natural Gas (CNG).
“And on that premise, I now have the moral standing to direct that all Chief Executive Officers and their able lieutenants do same by converting all their official vehicles to run on autogas.”