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NNPC Pledge to Move Pipeline to Morocco Forward

Sunday, July 28, 2019

NNPC and the government of Morocco pledged to deliver on the bilateral agreement for a gas pipeline between Nigeria and the North African nation in record time. NNPC Group Managing Director, Mallam Mele Kyari, spoke about the gas pipeline project while receiving the Moroccan Ambassador to Nigeria, Moha Ou Ali Tagma.

In June 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari and Morocco’s King Mohammed VI signed some Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) on the project. The agreements include a Pipeline Cooperation Agreement (PCA) for the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline; an MoU to develop a chemical plant in Nigeria for production of ammonia and its derivatives and thirdly, and an agricultural cooperation agreement on vocational training and technical supervision.

The PCA will facilitate the establishment of a gas pipeline to supply feedstock gas from Nigeria to Morocco, across the West African sub-region and all the way to Europe.

Speaking on the development, Kyari told the ambassador that the NNPC was fully aligned with the terms of the MoU and committed to delivering them on time for the benefit of their respective citizens.