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Extend AKK gas pipelines to other states for economic benefits, ACF tells FG

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The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has called on the federal government to extend the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipelines to other states. 

On June 21, the federal government said the AKK gas pipeline project would be delivered by the first quarter (Q1) of 2025.

In a statement on Sunday, Tukur Mohammed, ACF spokesperson, said the AKK gas pipeline project was on the wish list of the forum during its visit to President Bola Tinubu in Aso Rock Villa on May 30.

The forum commended Tinubu for his commitment to complete the project in the Q1 of 2025.

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“Finally, convinced about the economic transformational benefits of the gas pipeline project, ACF calls for its extension to other states,” the ACF said.

“In particular, it should not cost too much to extend the line from Zaria towards Katsina and Zamfara states. 

“Such an endeavour has the real potential to positively impact the revival of moribund industries in Funtua, Katsina  and Gusau, as well as the establishment of new ones.”

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The forum also reiterated its calls for “attention to other projects which, if  completed, will go a long way in revamping the economy of Northern states and Nigeria at large.”

The ACF highlighted some of these projects to include the Mambila Hydroelectric Dam, Sokoto-Badagri Highway, dredging of Rivers Benue and Niger, the Great Green Wall and the on-going railway and highway projects

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