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Gas Pipeline: Morocco and Nigeria want to realize agreement “in record time”

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Morocco have agreed to implement the terms of the bilateral gas agreement between Nigeria and the kingdom in record time, local newspaper said.

The group’s chief executive, Mallam Mele K. Kyari, made the announcement while he received Morocco’s ambassador to Nigeria, Moha Ouali Tagma, at the oil company’s headquarters on Tuesday.

The agreements include a pipeline cooperation agreement (PCA) for the Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline, a memorandum of understanding to develop a chemical plant in Nigeria for the production of ammonia and its derivatives, and finally an agreement agricultural cooperation on vocational training and technical supervision.

In particular, the PCA will facilitate the establishment of a gas pipeline from Nigeria to Morocco, throughout the West Africa subregion and to Europe.

Speaking on the developments, Mallam Mele K. Kyari told the visiting ambassador that the NNPC was fully aligned with the terms of the MoU and had committed to deliver them on time “for the benefit of their respective citizens”.

“We are fully aligned with the Memorandum of Understanding signed by our two governments. We will get things done and ensure that conditions that are particularly related to the oil and gas industry are met in record time,” he added.

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