The center of excellence of the nation has said it plans to build about 3000 megawatts (Mw) of electricity power plant that would boost the state’s economy.
The State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode who spoke during the Oil and Gas Trainers’ Association of Nigeria (OGTAN) 2017 Inauguration of its National Executive Council members in Lagos, said the government is committed to providing a conducive environment for businesses to flourish.
Represented by the State Commissioner for Energy, Olawole Olumore, he said the state government was focusing on the development of the technology that would sustain the economy of the state and sustain the oil and gas industry within and across the federation. He urged the association to show commitment in helping to sustain the state’s economy to raise the bar of oil and gas operation.
“We have seen that you are helping the Nigerian economy and I know very quickly that you will be helping the Lagos State economy in the oil and gas operations.
“As you are all aware, Lagos State is the newest oil and gas producing state in Nigeria following the discovery of oil in the offshore Lagos, the first oil plant outside the Niger Delta region. The discovery of this hydrocarbon should translate to oil and gas investment in the state and to contribute to the gross domestic product (GDP) of the state as well as diversify its revenue,” Ambode said.
He urged the association to be dedicated to human capital development, to avoid unintended consequences towards the oil and gas activities as was witnessed in the Niger Delta