Yenagoa —The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has commended the Federal Government on its recent pledge to revive the $22 billion Brass Liquefied Natural Gas(BLNG) project, saying its completion will expand the economic frontiers of the Niger Delta region.
IYC also expressed confidence in the ability of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva to ensure that the Final Investment Decision (FID) on the project which according
to the government halted the project is secured as soon as possible.
In a statement through its spokesperson, Comrade Ebilade Ekerefe, the IYC reacting to the interest from a prospective investor, Greenville LNG, expressed hope in the reactivation of interest in the Brass LNG, describing it as a necessary venture that will reactivate the economy and the economic activities of the region.
Ekerefe called on the Federal government to ensure that the project is completed, adding that many other projects in the region are yet to be completed.
He noted that studies have shown that the Brass LNG project will absorb over 20,000 direct jobs and opportunities beyond measure, “we want to call on all stakeholders and youths of the region to continue to sustain the peace and assist in the actualization of this project.”
The IYC spokesman further commended the Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri for commencing the construction of the Nembe-Brass road project.
“Ijaw youths are elated to hear the announcement made by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources on the Brass LNG and we also commend the miraculous moves by Sen. Douye Diri to kickstart the Nembe-Brass road. Sen. Diri’s decision is catalyzing the Federal Government’s move in the region and must be commended.”
Ekerefe equally promised that youth leaders from the region will continue to work with relevant security agencies and stakeholders to consolidate on the peace being experienced in the state.