Nigeria and Morocco sign agreements on regional gas pipeline, two others

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The Federal Government and the Kingdom of Morocco have today in Rabat, Morocco, signed three agreements as part of activities marking President Muhammadu Buhari’s two-day visit to the country.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu stated that the agreements included that of a regional gas pipeline that would see Nigeria providing gas to countries in the West African sub-region that extends to Morocco and Europe.

Shehu said the signing of the agreements, witnessed by Buhari and the King of Morocco, Mohammed V1, followed a meeting between the two African leaders.

The meeting, he disclosed, focused on strengthening economic relations in gas resource development, global investments, and agricultural training and management.

According to the presidential spokesman, the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Nigeria Sovereign Wealth Authority, Mr. Uche Orji and the Chief Executive Officer of the Office of the Management of Phosphate in Morocco, Mr. Mostafa Terrab, also signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the development of a chemical plant in Nigeria for producing ammonia and its derivatives.

He added that the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh and his Moroccan counterpart, Mr. Aziz Akhannouch, signed a cooperation agreement on vocational training and technical supervision, which will enhance skills on better management of agricultural outfits in Nigeria.

He quoted Buhari as assuring the King of Morocco of Nigeria’s full commitment to the actualisation of all the agreements signed.




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