The National Office for Hydrocarbons and Mining (ONHYM) and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NPPC) shared aspects of the progress of the Morocco-Nigeria gas pipeline project with the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
NPPC hosted the meeting on Wednesday, August 7, in Abuja.
The meeting was an opportunity for Morocco and Nigeria to present their gas pipeline project and to examine methods of cooperation between ECOWAS, NPPC, and ONHYM. The cooperation seeks to discuss means to implement the project.
Amina Benkhadra, director-general of ONHYM participated in the meeting along with experts from ECOWAS and NPPC representatives.
The Director of Energy and Mining of ECOWAS welcomed the Moroccan-Nigerian gas pipeline initiative which will link the two countries and serve several others in West Africa.
“ECOWAS is ready to work with Nigeria and Morocco for carrying off this structuring project.”
ECOWAS believes that the pipeline is a unifying trans-regional project, which will contribute to achieving the objectives of the organization.
The project, set to be 5,660 kilometers of pipeline aims to supply 15 countries in West Africa.