NNPCL signs MoU with five African national oil firms

Alade Abayomi ADeleke
Alade Abayomi ADeleke

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited has signed five memoranda of understanding with the national oil companies and relevant bodies of five African countries on the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline Project.

 

According to a statement by NNPC on Monday, the five national oil companies and relevant entities were from Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone.

 

The PUNCH reported that the signing ceremony was held in Morocco and was attended by the Group Chief Executive Officer NNPC, Mele Kyari; General Director of Morocco’s National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines, Dr. Amina Benkhadra; Managing Director of the Gambia National Petroleum Corporation, Mr Baboucarr Njie; and General Director of PETROGUIN, Guinea Bissau, Celedonio Placido Viera.

 

Also in attendance were, Director-General of the National Company of Oil, Guinea, Mr. Amadou Doumbouya; Director-General of Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone, Mr Foday Mansaray II; and Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Gas Company, Dr. Ben Asante.

 

During his address, Kyari commended NNPC’s partners, National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines, who had worked with the NNPC Limited all through the years to bring the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline Project to limelight.

 

He stated that two other relevant MoUs had been signed with respect to the same project. The first being with the ECOWAS Commission in Morocco, on September 15, 2022, and the second with Petrosen of Senegal and SMH of Mauritania, about a month ago.

 

He said, “Today, we will be attaining another feat by signing five MoUs with the national oil companies and relevant entities from Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone.

 

“From inception of the project to this stage, concerted efforts have been made by the governments of Nigeria and the Kingdom of Morocco, which led to the very commendable achievements recorded thus far.”

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