Courtesy: NEPAD Dialogue (NEPAD Secretariat)
The $1.1billion 1000km West African gas pipeline (WAGP) has been completed and may be commissioned this month, according to the group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Funsho Kupolokun. The commissioning ceremony will be performed by President Obasanjo. The pipeline will traverse 1,000km onshore and offshore from Nigeria's Niger Delta region to its planned terminus in Ghana. Four nations, Nigeria, Ghana, Togo and Benin signed a 20-year agreement on the implementation of the pipeline which provides for a comprehensive legal, fiscal and regulatory framework, as well as a single authority for the implementation of the project.