Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Wednesday visited the Minister of State for Petroleum Timipre Sylva in Abuja, the Nigerian capital city, to discuss various areas of collaboration between the state and the ministry.
“Chief among the issues the Governor discussed with the Honourable Minister is the ongoing preparation for seismic data acquisition in Edu and Pategi parts of Kwara State, which is an extension of similar preparatory works in the neighbouring Niger State,” Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Rafiu Ajakaye said in a statement on Thursday.
AbdulRazaq also discussed the request of the administration for the NNPC to support the construction of a modern science laboratory for the Kwara State University (KWASU) as an endowment; the proposed expansion of the Oke-Oyi LPG depot; and the construction of the Ibadan-Ilorin-Jebba gas pipeline.
When completed, the gas pipeline would enable easy supply of gas and constant (alternate) power supply to industries in the state, the statement said.
“That, on its own, will lessen the load on the national grid, increase power supply to our communities, attract more firms, and encourage more investments and job creation in the state,” it added.