President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged that Nigeria would make the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) project more efficient to stabilise the energy sector across the sub-region. This, he said, would be done, using modern information Technology, (IT) equipment. Speaking at a joint media briefing with the visiting President of Benin Republic, Patrice Talon, Buhari stated that his administration was doing all it could to stabilize the gas pipelines to enhance electricity supply in Benin and other West African sub-region.
The President of the Republic of Benin, who is making his first official visit to Nigeria since his election in April, was received by Buhari at the forecourt of the Presidential Villa, and was treated to a guard of honour by the Guards of Brigade, Nigerian Army. Besides he also inspected the military parade in his honour, after which the two leaders went in for private discussions. The two Presidents’ discussions centred on insecurity in the West African sub-region energy and the issue of illegal trade between the two countries.
Buhari also revealed that the Federal Government was looking at the possibility of using modern technology to transform gas into liquid form for export. “The economy part of (our discussion) it, is mainly energy, making sure that the West African Gas pipeline is made much more efficient. This government is making all the efforts it can to stabilise the situation because the resources are there. “The World knows that Nigeria has plenty of gas, what we need to do is to stabilise the environment so that this gas can be regularly pumped to the sub-region through the infrastructure already in place…Read more