Buhari in Morocco

The Presidency on Monday said Nigeria and Morocco signed three agreements, which include proposed pipeline transporting gas to the North African kingdom along the Atlantic coast.

King Mohammed VI and President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday oversaw the signing of the accord in Rabat detailing the way forward for the mega-project first agreed in 2016.

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Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, in a statement said the feasibility study of the agreement on the pipeline, which was signed by the Group General Manager, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Farouq Said Garba, and Amina Benkhadra, Director General of the National Office of Hydrocarbon and Mines, will be concluded by July 2018.

Shehu added that the President assured the King of Morocco of Nigeria’s full commitment to the actualisation of all the agreements signed.

He added that the construction of the pipeline will be phased and based on increasing needs of the countries crossed, and Europe, for the period of 25 years.