Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has advised the management and board of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG), to work towards reducing the current 20 per cent of gas being flared in the country, stating that it is by so doing that activities of the gas company would be appreciated by Nigerians.
Speaking on Monday when he granted audience to the outgoing Managing Director of NLNG, Mr. Babs Omotowa, who came to introduce the in-coming Managing Director, Tony Attah to him said there is need to reduce gas flaring to barest minimum.
While pledging the support of the National Assembly in efforts to end gas flaring in the country, Saraki told the management of the NLNG that the National Assembly would not relent in its efforts to ensure the enthronement of business friendly incentives for economic development of the country.
Saraki also advised the management of the NLNG to ensure that the roads leading from Port Harcourt to Bonny is constructed as it would lead to harmonious corporate community relationship with the host community in Bonny.
The Senate President advised the management of the NLNG to ensure that there is improvement in the use of domestic gas for cooking as it would drastically reduce the use of firewood for cooking in the country and consequently help to preserve the environment.
Responding, the out-going Managing Director of NLNG, Omotowa thanked the Senate President who is the Chairman of the National Assembly for providing a fruitful and conducive atmosphere for the NLNG during his tenure as the chief executive of the gas company, while urging him to extend the same relationship to his successor, Tony Attah.