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IYC, urges FG, oil firms to stop gas flaring by 2020

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has again called on the Federal Government and oil and gas companies operating in the Niger Delta region to end the incessant gas flaring by 2020.
A statement signed by its spokesman, Daniel Dasimaka, urged the Federal Government to effectively utilise the commercial benefits of the gas that is being flared in the region.
The statement asserted that despite efforts to curb gas flaring and venting in Nigeria, the issue remains a major problem bedeviling the Niger Delta people.He said: “Poor regulation and poor oil field practices have led to environmental, health, social and security problems in the Niger Delta region and for Nigeria. Flaring and venting often constitute a waste of economically-valuable resources and contribute significantly to global warming.”
On behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, this programme seeks to attract investments and develop a transparent market mechanism through a competitive procurement process for allocating gas flares, under clear and transparent criteria, to competent third party investors using proven technologies in commercial application globally. The Nigerian Gas Flare Commercialization Programme (NGFCP) is an opportunity for Government, industry, State Government, ethnic nationalities, and local communities to work together to resolve an oil field unacceptable practice.