An Indigenous Nigerian company, SCC, is producing pipes that would be used for laying the pipelines for the actualization of the Federal Government gas master plan for the country.
The production of the pipes by SCC is on behalf of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation.
The production of the pipes by the company will ensure easy access to gas by Nigerians in the country.
The national gas master plan is an initiative of the Federal Government geared toward making gas accessible and affordable to Nigerians.
The effort of the federal government towards making gas accessible and affordable to Nigerians through its National gas master plan received a boost on Thursday with the inauguration of a new ultra modern $150 million steel pipe mill by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Buhari who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, said the company established by SCC was a great milestone in a collective effort to promote and increase local content in the oil and gas sector.
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that the federal government will continue to promote and protect all efforts targeted at achieving industrial growth and improving the socio-economic development of Nigeria by creating enabling environment.
He also noted that government will go about this through regular review of fiscal policy measures which will safeguard local investment to the detriment of importation of products and services that are at times of very low quality.