The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), yesterday said it would extend the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) project from Ghana to Cote d’ Ivoire as part of the Federal Government’s West African energy integration policy.
A statement issued from the Corporation by its spokesperson, Ndu Ughamadu said the group managing director of the NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, made this disclosure while receiving a delegation from Cote d’Ivoire at the NNPC Towers in Abuja.
The GMD who was represented by the chief operating officer, Gas and Power, Engr. Saidu Mohammed, explained that the extension of WAGP to Cote d’Ivoire would facilitate easy transmission of gas within the West African sub-region.
According to the statement, Engr. Saidu added that the visit would afford the NNPC and Cote d’Ivoire the opportunity to open a new vista for further bilateral discussion which would lead to the growth and development of the oil and gas sector.
He noted that Nigeria and indeed the NNPC have being into the business of oil and gas exploration and production for over fifty years, stressing that the interface would enable the NNPC to share its vast experiences in the sector with the delegation.