Minister of Petroleum of the Republic
of Niger, Mahamane Sani Mahamadou, says the Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline will not only further strengthen regional integration but also provide great economic value to participating countries.
Muhamadou stated this at the Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline (TSGP) meeting Tuesday in Abuja.
The tripartite meeting which involves Niger Republic, Nigeria, and People’s Republic of Algeria is aimed at ensuring the gas project comes to fruition.
The gas pipeline line project has encountered several delays which have stalled its completion.
He said: “On February 16, in Niamey in the Republic of Niger, together we managed to breathe new life into this Project, the Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline (TSGP). Indeed, the Declaration of Niamey relaunched this important project, which will increase integration and provide great economic value.
“In Niamey, we had thus made the choice to pool all our energies and our intelligence, to restart this project
and bring it to fruition.
“The meeting that brings us together today is the materialisation of this desire, as evidenced by the rich Agenda proposed for these two days of work. We must, from now on, work with the necessary speed to cross the important milestones, which would allow us to consolidate our common will to make this project succeed. We must seize this
extremely rare opportunity offered to us by the changes underway in the world.
“I remain convinced that this is
our common idea,” he further said.