Nigeria's AKK gas pipeline will open in early 2023, according to NNPC

Nigeria's AKK gas pipeline will open in early 2023, according to NNPC ...

Nigeria's 614 km (384 mile) gas pipeline is set to begin operating in the first quarter of next year, according to the head of state oil firm NNPC Mele Kyari on Thursday.

The construction of the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) pipeline was started in June 2020, with authorities promising that it would provide 3.6 gigawatts of power and support gas-based industries along the route when completed.

Kyari said this was one of the major efforts pursued by President Muhammadu Buhariu, who has since stepped up his power in 2015.

"We will put gas on this line before the President departs, so by the first quarter of 2023, we will put gas on this line. The power will be stabilized, and industries will come up as a result of this project," Kyari told reporters.

AKK pipeline from Ajaokuta in central Nigeria to Kano, passing through Kaduna, all in the north of the country.

Nigeria is Africa's largest exporter of crude oil and has some of the world's largest known reserves of gas, but has struggled to attract investment in the sector.

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