Nigeria And Morocco Make Progress On Pipeline Project To Link The Two Countries
According to the Nigerian press, the funds to carry out the feasibility study of the gas pipeline project between Nigeria and Morocco have been unblocked by both countries.
However, the date for launching the work was not specified, but several experts from both countries were involved in this phase.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and Moroccan King Mohammed VI signed a strategic partnership agreement and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on December 3 to build this infrastructure, which is expected to span 4 000 km, cost 25 billion dollars and cross about fifteen countries. According to Moroccan sources, the project will create “tens of thousands of jobs. ” .
In Nigeria, gas pipeline vandalism is at the root of defects in the supply of natural gas to countries like Ghana via the West African Gas Pipeline. The country is struggling to produce enough gas to power its power stations and, for the time being, no plan to improve production has been adopted. All these factors lead to questions about the viability of the gas pipeline project with Morocco.