NLNG celebrates 20th/30th Anniversary, says Bonny preferred investors and tourists’ destination

Posted by News Express | 14 October 2019 | 559 times

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The Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Company (NLNG) has climaxed week-long activities marking the company’s 20th/30th Anniversary Celebrations – meaning 30 years of incorporation and 20 years of successful operations.

Speaking at the event on Sunday in its host community, Bonny, Rivers State, NLNG Managing Director, Mr. Tony Attah, noted that the company has invested huge sums to build gas plants, known as Trains 1, 2, 3,4, 5 and 6 as well as the ongoing construction of another Train 7 project. He also highlighted NLNG’s enormous investments in CSR as well as its commitment to radically transform Bonny.

Attah said: “This community is home to notable oil and gas giants in Nigeria whose combined scale of investment in the Kingdom is more than $30 billion in assets. It is therefore only expected that Bonny should command significant recognition as a preferred investors and tourists’ destination.

“Our several accomplishments in the kingdom ranged from our provision of modern road network, potable water to Finima Nature Park to residents of Bonny.

“Also, we invested in electricity that perhaps has made Bonny the only community in Nigeria with 99 per cent electricity and a preferred investors and tourist destination.”

The NLNG CEO further said that the company has completed construction of airstrip that could receive more than 60-passenger capacity aircraft, making it one of the largest airstrips in Africa.

He said the company has provided N60.3 billion counterpart funding for the construction of N120.6 billion 34-kilometre Bonny-Bodo road project connecting Bonny Island to rest of the country.

“The ongoing road project, which we are co-sponsoring with the Federal Government, is expected to be completed within 48 months, thus triggering development and tourism in the area.

“We have also launched the malaria elimination initiative as well as the Bonny Community Health Insurance Programme in conjunction with Rivers State Government to provide affordable healthcare for the people.

“The company achieved these milestones due to the cordial and peaceful relationship existing between Bonny and Nigeria LNG in the last 20 years,” he added.

NAN reports that the managing director later laid foundation for the reconstruction of Bonny Consulate Building, a historic building once used by slave merchants to transport slaves abroad.

The NLNG managing director said the building would be equipped with a museum, library, movie hall, radio station, cafe, seminar/exhibition hall, souvenir shop and offices.

According to him, the company is poised to making Bonny Kingdom the Dubai of Africa and top business and tourism destination on the continent.

Speaking, the Amanyanabo of Bonny Kingdom, King Edward Pepple thanked NLNG for transforming the kingdom and assured the company of peaceful coexistence of residents.

“We thank this outstanding company (NLNG) for respecting the soul of this kingdom by positively touching on every aspect of our existence,” he added.

High point of the weeklong activities was presentation of 100,000 US dollars prize to Jude Idada, winner of the 2019 Children’s Literature and award of N132 million worth of scholarship to 12 graduates to pursue Master’s degrees in the United Kingdom.

Source: News Express

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