The governments of Nigeria and Morocco on Monday, May 15, 2017 signed a cooperation agreement towards a Nigeria-Moroccan gas pipeline project that will connect the two nations as well as some other African countries to Europe. Likewise, an agreement on the second phase of an ongoing Fertiliser Initiative was also signed.
The pipeline project is said to have an historical significance because it is designed by Africans for Africans with a direct impact on 300 million people. It is envisaged to supply a competitive electricity regional market.
The two countries, represented by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM), signed the documents at the king’s Palace in Rabat, Morocco. It is however important to note that both projects were initiated during the Moroccan leader’s visit of the king to Nigeria in December, 2016.