The Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC), Mele Kyari, has assured that the ongoing 40-inch by 614km Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline project would be completed before the incumbent government elapses its tenure.
Kyari mentioned this while noting that the firm and its contractor will commence transportation of oil through the AKK pipeline in the first quarter of 2023.
The firm disclosed this yesterday during an inspection tour of the construction work on the gas pipeline project in the Abaji end of the facility in Abuja.
The project is a section of the Trans-Nigeria Gas Pipeline with a capacity to transport about 2.2 billion cubic feet of gas per day.
The AKK pipeline originates from Ajaokuta, in Kogi State and traverses Abuja, Niger, Kaduna, and terminates at Kano.
Speaking during the inspection of the project, Kyari, “This is a signature project for Mr. President. This is one great thing that this President will deliver to this country before he leaves and we will put gas on this line before Mr President leaves.