Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, and Benin have signed an MoU with Nigeria and Morocco, becoming the newest countries to join the flagship 7,000 km gas pipeline project stretching from Nigeria to Morocco. This signing brings the total number of participant countries to 11. The project is expected to provide large-scale contribution to the socio-economic development of African countries.
Jun 21, 2023
The West African countries Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, and Benin, have reportedly signed an MoU with Nigeria and Morocco for participation in the flagship gas pipeline project stretching from Nigeria to Morocco. As per reports, the MoU was signed at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria, on the sidelines of the steering committee for the Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline project and witnessed by the representatives from ECOWAS and others involved parties. With the signing of these 4 new partner states, the total number of participating countries in the project has increased to 11.
Following the new signings, the pipeline will originate in Nigeria and run through Benin, Togo, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, Senegal, and Mauritania before terminating in Morocco, from where it could be extended to supply gas to Europe. The project, after completion, is expected to provide large-scale contribution to the socio-economic development of African countries through ensured security and developing infrastructure. The project is also expected to provide a new alternative route for gas exports to Europe.