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Greenville LNG Pays Courtesy Call on Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State

*Governor Sani Uba Emphasises nexus between “Effective Leadership, conducive and business-friendly environment and successful Investment promotion

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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, His Excellency, Senator Uba Sani last Friday. The Greenville LNG delegation to the meeting with the Governor was led by the company’s Director, Inter-governmental relations, Alhaji Zubairu Ibrahim Bayi. Speaking on behalf of the Chairman, the Board, and Management of Greenville LNG, Bayi thanked the Executive Governor, the State Government and the good people of Kaduna State for Kaduna State’s friendly 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. Alhaji Zubairu Ibrahim Bayi thanked Governor Uba Sani, his Executive Council and the Kaduna People for providing 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. According to Alhaji Bayi, “…Your Excellency, 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. Your Excellency, 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.”Bayi 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. “Your Excellency, 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, Bayi 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. While responding to the remarks of the Greenville LNG’s delegation leader, His Excellency, Governor Uba Sani thanked the Greenville LNG corporation for its well vested business interest in Kaduna State. The Governor emphasised his 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, is committed to creating and sustaining a conducive environment that makes Kaduna State every serious investor’s destination of choice in Nigeria. He called Greenville LNG’s presence in Kaduna State positively historic, and informed the company’s delegation that the Kaduna State Government has indeed purchased and brought into the country a good number of CNG transportation buses in pursuit of the State Government’s gas expansion and utilisation agenda.Governor Uba 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 Executive Governor, His Excellency Uba Sani an engineer by profession, who was at different times in the past Advisor to President Olusegun Obasanjo on Public Affairs, Special Adviser, Political and intergovernmental affairs in Kaduna State, Senator for Kaduna Central Senatorial District at the 9th Nigerian Senate, promised to committedly do all in his power and office to provide every lawful support and encouragement to attract and sustain businesses invested in Kaduna State such as Greenville LNG and Gradient Bitumen. He prayed for the success of Greenville LNG’s businesses in Kaduna State.The Kaduna State Government’s team that accompanied Governor Sani Uba to the meeting with Greenville LNG included, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Dr Abdulkadir Muazu Maiyere; Special Adviser to the Governor on Economic Matters, Alhaji Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed; the Hon. Commissioner for Agriculture, Murtala Dabo; Special Adviser, Investment Promotion, Sabiu Sani; Executive Secretary, Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency, Sadiq Mohammed; General Manager, Kaduna Agriculture Development Agency, Muhammad Rili, the Deputy Chief of Staff, Legal and Legislative Matters Kaduna State Government, Dr. Mustapha Musa.The Greenville LNG delegation also 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.

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