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Nigeria: Buhari to Flag Off U.S.$2.8 Billion Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano Pipeline Project Tuesday

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President Muhammadu Buhari will flag-off the construction of the$2.8 billion Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) pipeline project tomorrow.

The project will eventually break through tomorrow after seven years of rigorous processes that morphed from policy conception through implementation strategy designs, master-plans and solid implementation programmes.

When completed, the 614 kilometres pipeline will be Nigeria’s biggest domestic gas transmission infrastructure, Daily Trust reports.

Conceived to provide stimulus to domestic industrial growth, the pipeline will be delivered by a consortium of indigenous and international engineering firms.

The Federal Government said the AKK “pipeline project is itself a section of an ambitious pipeline project to supply gas to Europe through the proposed Trans Sahara Gas Pipeline (TSGP) and Nigeria Morocco Gas Pipelines.”

The project, according to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), will significantly curb gas flaring in the Niger Delta and guarantee better air quality in the oil producing region.

Furthermore, the NNPC said the pipeline which was also conceived to connect demand from the northern part of the country with supply from the south would be the biggest infrastructure development in the country’s recent history.

It will also mark a significant shift in the nation’s energy policy; from revenue targeted export programmes to development focused domestic supply programmes, according to the country’s oil company.