ECOWAS ready to fully support gas pipelines in Nigeria and Morocco

Soukaina Sghir
Soukaina Sghir
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King Mohammed VI celebrated on Sunday. This project is a milestone that will help Africa to achieve energy self-sufficiency.

The Rabat-Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission has expressed its dedication to providing “complete support” to fuel line pipeline tasks in Nigeria and Morocco.

ECOWAS Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy. Sediko Douka greatly praised Nigeria and Morocco’s project initiative, saying that they “respectfully have a vision for the future of finally establishing energy independence in the region and strengthening South-South cooperation”. expressed”.

The ECOWAS Board also announced that the project’s legal bodies, including the Steering Committee and Technical Committee, “will meet shortly for its implementation,” and that there will be a shortage of funds to generate energy at ECOWAS at the appropriate time. Therefore, I emphasized that the region will come. “Our energy demand is only 60% met, he has a high rate of about $0.24/kWh, and he has a low access rate of 53%,” he said.

Douka spoke the day after King Mohammed VI’s speech. Green march 47th anniversary. In his speech, the king expressed Morocco’s commitment to projects that would enable Africa to become self-sufficient and independent in terms of energy production.

“I hope this will be a strategic project that will benefit the whole of West Africa, home to more than 440 million people,” the King said, adding that the project would be a safe haven for economic integration and common development in Africa. emphasized the promotion of

Reflecting the King’s positive attitude towards the project, Douka claimed that the Morocco-Nigeria gas pipeline would allow gas-producing Member States to benefit from energy production and the use of gas for domestic purposes. rice field.

The ECOWAS Commission signed a memorandum of understanding with Morocco’s National Hydrocarbon Mining Authority (ONYUM) and Nigeria’s National Petroleum Company (NNPC) in September.

The contract is part of the pipeline construction framework and will mobilize resources to enable the development and implementation project as a single facility.

The $25 billion project covers 5,600 kilometres, spans 11 countries along the Atlantic coast, and aims to benefit more than 340 million people.

Morocco will host her 1,672-kilometer pipeline, which will connect to Europe via Spain, but the continent could seek to diversify its energy sources.

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