VSAs already reported, Morocco and Nigeria are taking a new step towards the realization of the gas pipeline mega-project crossing West Africa. The agreement was initialed by Sediko Douka, ECOWAS Commissioner for Infrastructure, Energy and Digitalisation, Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari, CEO of the National Nigerian Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC), which represents Nigeria, and Amina Benkhadra, CEO of the National Hydrocarbons and Mines Office (ONHYM), representative of Morocco.
The memorandum of understanding reflects the commitment of ECOWAS and all the countries crossed to contribute to the feasibility of this project which, once completed, will supply gas to all the countries of West Africa. and will also enable a new export route to Europe.
The Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline will run along the West African coast from Nigeria, passing through Benin, Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Gambia, Senegal and Mauritania to Morocco.
It will then 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 mega-project, whose feasibility study began in May 2017 at a cost of several billion dollars, was launched during the sovereign’s visit to Abuja in December 2016, and a related agreement was signed. signed on June 10, 2018, during a trip to Rabat by President Buhari.