Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission Committee on Gas, Reiterates Commitment To Creation of 100million Jobs


RMAFC Seeks Increased Revenue From Gas

Olusola  Bello

Members of the Gas Monitoring Committee of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) have reiterated its commitment to support the Federal  Government’s desire  to create 100  million  jobs over a 10 year period, through collaboration with the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR)

The group gave this pledge when it paid a courtesy visit to the Director/CEO of the Department of Petroleum Resources(DPR),  Sarki Auwalu to discuss improved ways of collaboration between DPR and the Commission.

The team led by its Chairman, Maria Aniobi informed the Director/CEO that their visit was to complement Government’s revenue generation efforts in the area of gas utilisation.

The delegation reiterated its commitment to collaborate with DPR to achieve Mr President’s policy aspiration to take over 100 million Nigerians out of poverty using gas resources as a framework to leverage for actualization of the promise to Nigerians.

Sarki Auwalu, Director of DPR  while taking the committee member through  functions of the agency explained  its processes and procedures from well-head to consumers how gas is produced, metered, transported and eventually sold to consumers creating revenue for Government and Stakeholders alike.

He outlined on how the gas expansion programme of government has impacted in enabling business and creating opportunities for investments and facilities development in the gas value chain.


He further informed the delegation that collaborative efforts are under way with other Agencies of Government and critical stakeholders to improve domestic gas supply obligation, gas based industries, gas to power, gas to people, autogas, LPG penetration etc to complement Federal Government Decade of Gas policy.

Sarki Auwalu reassured the Commissioners of DPR’s continued support and commitment in the areas of information, reconciliation and data sharing.

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) recently stated it desire to continue to guarantee investments, enable participation and authorise activities in the Nigeria oil and gas industry.

The regulator added that it was working in alignment with the aspirations of the government to provide energy security for the nation and create jobs for Nigerians.

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