Osinbajo To Lead Nigeria To AU Summit

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Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, will lead the country’s delegation to the 27th Ordinary Session of the African Union starting on July 18 in Kigali, Rwanda.

This was made known on Monday by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.

He said the occasion would afford Nigeria the opportunity to showcase the successes recorded by the current administration.

The minister said the summit would also provide opportunity for critical appraisal of the 20 billion dollar Nigeria-Algeria trans-Saharan gas pipeline project under the New Partnership for African Development, NEPAD.

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When completed, the trans-saharan project would transport about 30 billion cubic metres of natural gas from Warri through Niger Republic to Algeria.

The pipeline would be operated by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Sonatrach of Algeria.

Both parties will hold 90 per cent equity shares of the project, while the National Oil Company of Niger Republic will hold 10 per cent equity.

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