President Mohammadu Buhari will tomorrow 30th of June 2020 flag off the construction of 614 kilometres long pipeline. The pipeline which will carrying gas from its sources in the Niger Delta which will be connnected from Ajeokuta and run through Kaduna and Kano, it will eventually run through to Morocco in North Africa.
The project will be undertaking by The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and financed by the Nigeria government with the whooping sum of $2.8 Billion.
The AKK project as its known is handled by indigenous firm known as Oilserv Limited. Engr. Emeka Okwuosa is the company’s Grpup managing Director he told pressmen that his company was honoured to be part of the historic AKK project.
“He said the project would turn to reality some of the nation’s long term economic aspirations of boosting domestic energy infrastructure, deepening the local gas market, creating industrial corridors with cleaner fuel, as well as commercializing the country’s abundant gas resources”.
But when you look closely at the AKK project you will understand that the sole aim of the gas pipeline is to transfer gas from Niger Delta and South East in a bid to industrialize the north and then export gas to North Africa.
But here is the issue, the entire South East and South South has no industrial gas pipeline that will aide industrialization but they are the ones that produce the gas. Imo State has some of the biggest gas reserves in the country.
There is already another gas pipeline from Niger Delta and South East to the Ogun and Lagos industrial area, providing steady electricity for companies there.