Gas pipeline: Buhari, Moroccan leader commit to quick takeoff

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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and Moroccan leader, King Mohammed V1, have expressed their determination to ensure the takeoff of the Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline and construction of a fertilizer production plant in Nigeria ‘as soon as possible’.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this on Monday in a statement titled ‘President Buhari, Moroccan King discuss strategic development projects’.

Shehu said the President spoke on the telephone with the Moroccan leader on Sunday from his hometown, Daura, Katsina State, where he had been on a four-day visit since Friday.

He further quoted Buhari as thanking the Moroccan leader for his support for Nigeria in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.

The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari and Moroccan leader, King Mohammed V1, on Sunday had a telephone conversation to discuss joint efforts towards realisation of strategic development projects that include Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline and a fertilizer production plant.

“The Heads of State welcomed the positive and dynamic bilateral relations in all fields between the two nations since the king’s visit to Nigeria in December 2016, and President Buhari’s visit to Morocco in June 2018.”

According to the statement, Buhari also expressed appreciation for Moroccan support in education through scholarships and training.

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