• In the works

    In the works

    An MoU that will see a 5 660 km-long gas pipeline being developed has been signed between Nigeria and Morocco.

    Apart from reducing poverty through the creation of job opportunities, the Nigeria Morocco Gas Pipeline (NMGP) is also expected to cut down gas flaring in Nigeria and encourage economic diversification, according to an Esi Africa report. It will provide gas to countries in West Africa, extending to Morocco and Europe.

    The MoU was signed by Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and King Mohammed VI of Morocco to establish the NMGP followed a meeting between the two leaders that was held to strengthen economic ties, especially in gas resource development and agricultural investment.

    Construction details of the pipeline will be outlined based on the needs of the countries involved for a period of 25 years after the feasibility study of the NMGP has been concluded, which is expected to be soon.

    26 June 2018
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