Moroccan official: pipeline project with Nigeria will change the face of the African continent

Amina Benhadra, director general of the National Hydrocarbons and Minerals Authority in Morocco, confirmed that the joint gas pipeline project with Nigeria will change the face of the African continent.

This is stated in a statement by Amina Benhadra in Abidjan during her participation in the Third Investment Forum in Africa, organized by the African Development Bank in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

“The Nigerian-Moroccan gas pipeline project is a powerful lever for regional development and integration,” Benhadra said.

“The project will change the face of the African continent by developing a large part of the continent and ensuring equitable and sustainable growth for those who will reap the benefits of the strategic project,” she added.

And she added: “Incomes from this project will receive from 350 to 400 million people.”

The project aims, according to the Moroccan official, to increase economic, social and environmental benefits in the various countries through which it will pass, especially by accelerating the supply of electricity and supporting local development.

The pipeline project between Morocco and Nigeria is under detailed technical and engineering studies, the pipeline crosses 13 West African countries before reaching Europe, and was agreed with Morocco in 2016.

Source: official Moroccan news agency.