Mr Babs Omotowa, Managing Director, Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG), on Saturday inaugurated a N340 million multi-user laboratory built by NLNG at the Faculty of Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria.
Omotowa who spoke at the occasion, said the company was constructing a multi-user laboratory in selected university in each of the six geopolitical zones.
Omotowa said the NLNG had a vision for the building of a better Nigeria, noted that the company had been a major financial contributor to Nigeria’s economy since 1999.
“NLNG today supplies about 80 per cent of the domestic cooking gas being used by Nigerians apart from awarding scholarships to students in science and technology and other courses.”
According to him, any country without science and technology will certainly be left behind.
He said that the benefiting universities from each of the geopolitical zones were selected based on merit, through the world and national ranking of the universities.
The managing director said that the laboratories were meant not only to speed up progress of ABU, but also to facilitate national growth and development.
The ABU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ibrahim Garba, said the multi-user laboratory was the first of its kind and first to be inaugurated in the entire country.
“It is now possible for students and researchers to compete favourably in real time with their colleagues across the globe,” he noted.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the multi-user laboratory with six different laboratories was furnished with state-of-the-art equipment.