A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) relating to the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline was signed, Thursday in Rabat, between the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Kingdom of Morocco .
The agreement was initialed by Sediko Douka, ECOWAS Commissioner for Infrastructure, Energy and Digitalization, Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari, Chief Executive Officer of the National Nigerian Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC), which represents Nigeria , and Amina Benkhadra, Director General of the National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines (ONHYM), representing Morocco.
The Memorandum of Understanding confirms the commitment of ECOWAS and all the countries crossed to contribute to the feasibility of this important project which, once completed, will supply gas to all the countries of East Africa. West and will also provide a new export route to Europe.
This strategic Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline project, which emanates from the far-sighted vision of His Majesty King Mohammed VI and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, will run along the West African coast from Nigeria, passing through Benin, Togo, Ghana , Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Gambia, Senegal and Mauritania to Morocco.
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It will be connected to the Maghreb Europe Gas Pipeline and the European gas network and will also supply the landlocked states of Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali.
This strategic project will contribute to the improvement of the standard of living of the populations, the integration of the economies of the sub-region and the mitigation of desertification thanks to a sustainable and reliable supply of gas.
The pipeline will also have significant economic benefits for the region, harnessing clean energy that meets the continent’s new commitments to environmental protection.
It will also give Africa a new economic, political and strategic dimension.