Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has declared that Nigeria will play a critical role with other gas exporting countries to stop the defunding of gas and fossil fuel projects in developing countries.
This was the highlight of a virtual meeting on the subject presided over by the Vice President, with other top Federal Government officials in attendance.
Osinbajo’s Spokesman, Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had already declared in March that the country’s Decade of Gas was a bold statement to demonstrate the Administration’s resolve that gas development and utilisation should be a national priority.
Speaking at the meeting, the Vice President noted that it was vital that the Forum of Gas Exporting Countries join forces together to prevent the defunding of gas and fossil fuel projects, especially from developing countries, by international bodies and institutions.
According to the VP, concrete steps should be taken by the GEC Forum to stop further plans by international bodies and Western countries on defunding gas and fossil fuel projects as it does not benefit developing countries especially.
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