President Muhammadu Buhari has made it clear that investment in gas remains a top priority of his government in view of the huge benefits in terms of returns and utility.
The President, who received in France today, November 11, the Chief Executive Officer of Total, Patrick Pouyanne, said that Nigeria had made huge investments in gas, and will continue to create enabling opportunities for expansion, while looking at improving alternatives for renewable energy.
President Buhari said that Nigeria is mindful of the target of zero emission by 2060, and has already started putting in place necessary natural structures that will ensure balance and safety for citizens and the global community.
This was even as the Chief Executive Officer of Total said that the French company has been greatly encouraged by the interest and support for investors in the country.
He said that the company will continue to explore and pursue opportunities of mutual interest.
Pouyanne noted that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), headed by Mele Kyari, has provided a strong support base and partnership for growth.
He assured President Buhari that investments in the gas sector will be sustained with consideration for renewable energy.