March 3, 2024
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Nigeria Committed to Support West African Gas Pipeline Project

The Tinubu led administration has reiterated its commitment to ensuring support for the realisation of the objectives of the West African Gas Pipeline Project (WAGP). This was stated in a speech by the minister of petroleum resources (gas), Ekperikpe Ekpo.

The minister made the speech at the WAGP Authority Committee of Ministers (COM) meeting in Cotonou, Benin Republic. He further assured other member countries (Benin, Togo and Ghana) of an uninterrupted supply of gas by Nigeria. He restated Nigeria’s commitment to upholding the strength of brotherhood amongst the West African countries, according to Opera News.

Nigeria is working on various measures to monetise its abundant natural gas resources, Ekpo added. Some of these measures include: the Decade of Gas, auto gas initiative such as the Presidential CNG programme, and the Nigerian Gas Expansion Programme geared at encouraging the switch from liquid fuel to gas for automobiles and many more.

He said that the initiatives will support a continous supply if reliable gas to WAGP by N-gas.

“While efforts are being made to ensure adequate gas supply from Nigeria, it is important to highlight the need for payment performance to both N-Gas and WAPCO to ensure sustainable gas supply”, said the minister.

 

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