His name is Engr. Emeka Okwuosa from Oraifite, Anambra State of Nigeria. He went to the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, to study Electronics and Electrical Engineering and graduated in1982.
Emeka has since became a seasoned engineer, administrator, entrepreneur with over 33 years of experience in engineering, covering areas of maintenance and operations, teaching, wireline logging and interpretation, seismic acquisition, processing and interpretation, pipeline engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), project management, drilling and drilling services.
He has many companies that covers various scopes of Engineering operations and services, of which Oilserv Limited is now the one under discussion. Emeka is the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of several companies that operate in the oil and gas industry in Africa, and most importantly, he is the chairman and managing Director of OilServ Limited, which is the company executing the AKK (Ajaokuta, Kaduna, Kano) Gas pipeline job worth $2.8 billion, reviewed by the government of President Mohammadu Buhari and spearheaded by the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation, NNPC.
As quoted by the International Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) which is under the presidency in its website at https://www.icrc.gov.ng, the project is valued as $2.8billion, and has been reviewed and funded by the administration of President Buhari. Analyst has described the project to be one of the President's resolve to develop local content and capacity, as the pipeline project is going to be fed from the existing domestic Infrastructure with a capacity of over 1.5billion cubic feet per day to cover Ajaokuta, Kaduna, Kano.
At the virtual flag-off of the project, Emeka Okwuosa emphasized that the project is one of the major projects of the President since he was elected in 2015. He emphasized further that the project is a vital part of the Nigerian Gas Master Plan, NGMC, which aims at utilizing the enormous gas being produced in the country, and thus reduces gas flare and made gas readily available to a larger part of the country.
As approved by the Federal Executive Council, the gas pipeline project is of the capacity to transport as much as 2.2billion cubic feet of gas per day, and projected for completion within a 24-month timeline. With this enormous quantity of gas available for transportation, it is of note that such is going to support improved production of more power supply to the national grid, as against the present 3,600 megawatts of power, and also provides employment opportunity for myriads of Nigerians.
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