President Buhari flags off construction of Ajaokuta-Kaduna Pipeline

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday flagged off the construction of the 40-inch x 614km Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) Gas Pipeline project.

The Presidential flag off was performed virtually from the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja.

The flag off was with a simultaneous link to two locations: Rigachukun, Kaduna State and Ajaokuta Steel Complex, in Kogi State.

The project is expected to be completed within a 24-month is a section of the Trans-Nigeria Gas Pipeline (TNGP) with the capacity to transport about 2.2billion cubic feet of gas per day.

Also, the economic benefits of the AKK pipeline which would originate from Ajaokuta, in Kogi State and traverse Abuja, Niger, Kaduna and terminate at Kano, would boost domestic utilization of natural gas for Nigeria’s social-economic development when completed.

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Bashir Ahmed, New Media Aide to President Muhammadu Buhari said the president while virtually flagging-off of construction of the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline project, says the project is dear to the people of Nigeria and it must succeed.

Also, Kaduna state governor, Nasiru El-Rufai is attending the flag off at Dankade, according to a tweet on the verified handle of the governor.