Nigerian government prepares to build Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline

The Director General of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Yusuf Usman, announced that the Nigerian Federal Government is preparing to build a gas pipeline between Nigeria and Morocco.

In an interview with "Nigerian News Direct", Yusuf Osman confirmed that the Nigerian government has completed plans to materialize this major project.

He pointed out that the achievement of this great project was embodied by the signing of an agreement between Morocco and Nigeria during a ceremony presided over by His Majesty King Mohammed VI and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.

He added that this huge project will pass through the West African gas pipeline route and will benefit several countries on the continent, noting that some of these countries have gas fields whose production will be pumped into the pipeline, while other non-gas-producing countries will benefit from it for development purposes.

"If these countries cannot pay for the gas, they will get electricity," he added.

The Nigerian official stressed that it is a new development vision that is necessary for Africa, noting that the feasibility study has been completed, and the final funding decision is being ratified. And the

He added that Nigeria will launch in the same context the management plan for the decade of gas to enhance the viability of this major project.