Nigeria to extend gas pipeline to Côte d’Ivoire

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Wednesday said the West African Gas Pipeline would be extended from Ghana to Cote d’Ivoire as part of the Federal Government’s West African energy integration policy.

The Group Managing Director, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, stated this when he received a delegation from Cote d’Ivoire at the corporation’s headquarters in Abuja.

Baru, who represented by the Chief Operating Officer, Gas and Power, Mr. Saidu Mohammed, stated that the extension of the WAGP to Cote d’Ivoire would facilitate easy transmission of gas within the West African sub-region.

He said the visit would afford the NNPC and Cote d’Ivoire the opportunity for further bilateral discussions.

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Baru said the corporation had been in the business of oil exploration and production for over 50 years, adding that the meeting would enable the NNPC to share its experience in the sector with the delegation.

He was quoted in a statement as saying, “Petroleum exploration and production dates back to over 50 years in Nigeria and a lot of experience in technology and personnel management have been acquired.

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