President Muhammadu Buhari says that the Federal Government will soon commence the construction of the 600-kilometre Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline which will move gas from the Southern part of the country to the North.
The president disclosed this while addressing the 5th Gas Exporting Countries Forum Summit at the Sipopo International Conference Hall, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.
He said that the viability of extending the gas pipeline to North Africa was also under consideration.
He also said the Paris Accord of 2015 signalled the first major global commitment to a deliberate effort on this inevitable transition, stressing that Nigeria is proud to be one of the first signatories.
He added that there are about 600 million people who don’t have access to modern energy and is a duty of the leaders to preserve the environment not only for the present but for future generations.
He further said Nigeria have led the way by the construction of the West Africa Gas Pipeline which runs through four West African countries.