Greenville LNG lauds Uba Sani for business-friendly environment, investment promotion

The management of Nigeria’s leading domestic gas infrastructure development, gas liquefaction and distribution company, Greenville LNG, has paid a courtesy call on the Kaduna state Governor, Senator Uba Sani, in a bid to ensure a good working relationship between the comany and state government as well as residents of the state.

The Greenville LNG in a press statement on Wednesday disclosed that the delegation to the meeting with the governor was led by the company’s Director, Inter-governmental relations, Alhaji Zubairu Ibrahim Bayi. 

According to the statement, Bayi while speaking during the visit  thanked Governor Sani and the good people of Kaduna state for  their cooperation and supportive disposition towards Greenville LNG since the company’s pioneering gas delivery, expansion and utilisation investments as well as its sister company’s (Gradient Bitumen’s) superior polymer-enhanced and super-grade bitumen production and distribution investments  located in the state.  

He also expressed appreciation for a progressively conducive and safe environment for Greenville LNG to work in Kaduna State, pointedly ascribing the business-friendly situation to Governor Uba Sani’s well-rounded socio-political and economic management experience.

“Bayi hailed the Kaduna Governor’s visionary governance and effective leadership of the state, adding that with the clearly focused governance provided by the governor, Kaduna state’s economic and industrial renaissance is well vested with a very proactive, purposeful, revivalist and developmental trajectory headed for good success,” Bayi stated. 

According to the company’s director, “…Since the advent of Greenville LNG Company Limited in Kaduna State, and the commissioning of its huge LNG and CNG Hub Station and ancillary workshops, and first-of-its-kind Drivers’ Training Academy in Kakau, Kaduna in October last year, the company has not experienced any incidents of beach of the peace.  “We can ascribe this healthy situation to your effective leadership of the State, and we sincerely thank you for your worthy efforts and credible governance.”

He added that during the construction of the Greenville LNG facilities in Kaduna, the company engaged over 500 workers amongst whom were over 250 Kaduna indigenes.

“… with the acquisition of additional hectares of land for our superior quality Gradient Polymer and Bitumen plant in Kaduna, we are set to also generate even more employment for more of the hardworking and productive people of Kaduna state,” said Bayi. 

Greenville LNG’s investments across Nigeria, according to Bayi, also seek to assist its host states to embark on prudent and commercially viable independent power generation projects. Greenville LNG’s projects also activates to enhance internally generated revenue to further assist its host states to develop more of their needed infrastructure. 

Greenville LNG, he said, seeks the continued support of the Kaduna State Government and its people in the company’s determination to provide readily available, cleaner, environmentally friendly, more affordable and more sustainable energy, and superior bitumen offerings as well as employment for Kaduna’s industrial renaissance and progressive development. 

On his part, Governor Sani, who was accompanied to the meeting by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr Abdulkadir Muazu Maiyere; Special Adviser  on Economic Matters, Alhaji Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed; the Commissioner for Agriculture, Murtala Dabo; Special Adviser, Investment Promotion, Sabiu Sani; Executive Secretary, Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency, Sadiq Mohammed; and General Manager, Kaduna Agriculture Development Agency, Muhammad Rili; thanked the Greenville LNG corporation for its well vested business interest in the state.

The governor emphasised recognition that “there is an inescapable nexus between effective leadership, a conducive and business-friendly environment and successful investment promotion.”

His administration, the governor said, was committed to creating and sustaining a conducive environment that makes Kaduna State every serious investor’s destination of choice in Nigeria. 

He described the company’s presence in Kaduna state as positively historic, and informed the delegation that the state government has purchased and brought into the country a good number of CNG transportation buses in pursuit of its gas expansion and utilisation agenda.

Governor Sani commended Greenville for its advent and expansion of its business investments in Kaduna State and requested that the company expand its operations across the length and breadth of Kaduna state and help to generate employment for more people across the state. 

The governor, who is an engineer by profession, promised to do all in his power to provide lawful support and encouragement to attract and sustain businesses invested in Kaduna state such as Greenville LNG and Gradient Bitumen.

The Greenville LNG delegation included Sajit Pillai and Nilanjan Chikraborty of Gradient Bitumen; Tusha Shirore of the LNG team, Hamza Saidu of Greenville’s IT works, and the company’s head of Communications, Media, PR and Strategic Liaison, Prince Moses G. Duku.