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ECOWAS to Join Nigeria-Morroco Gas Pipeline Project



The Economic Community of West African States is eager to be part of Nigerian-Morroco gas pipeline project,seeking synergy with the wider plan and project the community is working on.

The interest shown by ECOWAS is significant because Morroco is not a member of ECOWAS.

A meeting held Wednesday last week in Abuja included all the stakeholders including the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), which present the progress of the Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline project that will also serve several countries in West Africa. .

The meeting was attended by a delegation led by the Director General of the National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines (Onhym), Amina Benkhadra, representatives of the NNPC, the Director of Energy and Mines of the Commission from ECOWAS, the chief of staff of the chairman of the ECOWAS commission, experts from this regional organization as well as the ambassador of Morocco to Nigeria.

The purpose of this meeting is to formally present the Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline project and to examine the modalities of cooperation between ECOWAS and the two parties for the realization of this project.

The director of energy and mines of ECOWAS wants the Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline to take into account the projects under study in the sub-region to develop synergies.

The meeting, where a presentation on the main findings of the study on the gas pipeline project conducted by an international consulting firm, was presented to the participants, also focused on how ECOWAS is working on the project. of this project.

In addition, a memorandum of understanding between NNPC / Onhym and ECOWAS on the modalities of this cooperation will be proposed for signature between the two parties.

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