President Buhari has flagged off the construction of Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano AKK pipeline project, planned to transport natural gas through the states and urban centers as part of the Trans Nigeria Gas Pipeline.
The President’s New Media aide Bashir Ahmad announced the flagging off on Monday in a tweet, noting that when completed, the pipeline will be Nigeria’s biggest domestic gas transmission.
President Buhari joined the event virtually while Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello was joined by the NNPC GMD Mele Kyari to officially launch the construction of the 614km long pipeline project at Ajaokuta, Kogi, and Governor Nasir El-Rufai attended the Kaduna part of the ceremony.
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Speaking from the Aso Villa in Abuja, President Buhari noted that the project is very dear to the people of Nigeria and at such, must be successfully completed.
On behalf of President @MBuhari, Gov. Yahya Bello of Kogi State joined by NNPC GMD @MKKyari officially flagged-off the construction of the 614km long Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline project, earlier in Ajaokuta. PMB participated in the flag-off virtually from Abuja. #AKKProject pic.twitter.com/Uajwwo1S4V
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) June 30, 2020
Malam Nasir @elrufai is in Dankande, attending the Kaduna part of the flag-off of the construction of the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline, performed virtually by President Muhammadu Buhari pic.twitter.com/KUWH7xWBo1
— Governor Kaduna (@GovKaduna) June 30, 2020