Acting President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo says his visit to the Niger Delta was on the order of the President, Muhammadu Buhari.
Mr Osinbajo stated this on his twitter account @profosinbajo that the visit was to demonstrate the resolve of the federal government to finding a lasting peace to the crisis in the creeks.
Before President @MBuhari went on vacation, he mandated me to embark on visits to oil-producing communities.
The visits were to demonstrate the resolve of this administration to the pursuit of a new vision for the Niger Delta.
A plan to put in place a gas industrial park that is valued at about $20B through a Public-Private Partnership model is now in process.
The Gas Revolution Industrial Park, GRIP, Ogidigben, will be a regional hub for all gas-based industries.
The project will cover 2700 hectares in an area that has already been designated as a Tax Free Zone by the Federal Government.
Today, I met with the consortium of GSE&C of South Korea, the China Dev. Bank, Power China and global operators from Asia and the UAE
About $20B will be invested to develop the Gas Industrial Park, which will generate 250,000 direct and indirect jobs.
The park, originally conceived by NNPC, is located about 60km from Warri.
It will be connected to over 18 trillion Cubic Feet of gas reserves in fields such as Odidi, Okan, Forcados, located within a 50km radius.
The park will also be connected to Nigeria’s most dominant gas pipeline network-ELPS, which will enable supply of gas to and from the park.