Today’s post is in honour of one of Anambra’s finest, seasoned, and decorated engineers whose company is executing the AKK (Ajaokuta, Kaduna, Kano) Gas pipeline job worth $2.8 billion. His name, Emeka Okwuosa.
Emeka Okwuosa hails from Oraifite, Anambra state. He obtained his degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Ile Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, in 1982.
Emeka is a seasoned engineer, administrator, entrepreneur, and visionary with over 30 years of experience in different fields of engineering.
At the moment, his company, OilServ is executing the AKK Gas pipeline job which has been reviewed by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari and is spearheaded by the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation, NNPC.
According to the International Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) which is under the presidency in its website at https://www.icrc.gov.ng, the project is valued as $2.8billion and has been reviewed and funded by the administration of President Buhari.
As approved by the Federal Executive Council, the gas pipeline project is of the capacity to transport as much as 2.2 billion cubic feet of gas per day and projected for completion within a 24-month timeline.
With this enormous quantity of gas available for transportation, it is noteworthy that this will enhance and improve the production of more power supply to the national grid, as against the present 7,500 megawatts of power, and also provide employment opportunity for myriads of Nigerians.
Emeka is the founder of Sir. Chukwuemeka Okwuosa Foundation, which among many contributions in education, road, erosion control, water, electricity infrastructure provision, etc, is building a N1 billion medical facility at Oraifite, Anambra State (Dame Nneka Okwuosa Medical Centre). He is a Knight of St. Christopher (KSC) of the Anglican Communion.