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We are Working Hard to Stabilise the Deteriorating Energy Situation across West Africa – President Buhari

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President Buhari Receives Togo President3President Muhammadu Buhari has that his administration is working hard to stabilise the deteriorating energy situation across the West African sub-region.

Buhari stated this while addressing a joint news conference with the visiting Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday.

He praised Dangote Group for the efforts it is making towards building gas pipelines to improve and stabilise power supply in Nigeria and beyond.

“We are also building pipelines, but it’s not as formidable as what Dangote (Group) is doing. We are improving on it.

We also have the Nigeria Liquefied and Natural Gas project that is helping to liquefy gas with modern technology and modern technology is making it flexible.

If you will recall, I mentioned to the President of Benin that we have power problem. Benin Republic has power problem because they depend on us and we are working very hard to stabilise the situation.

The resources are available, the technology is available, we are trying to stabilise the situation. If ‎we improve power it means our productivity can be competitive and God willing, we are going to achieve our objectives,” he said.

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Earlier, President Gnassingbe disclosed that he was in Nigeria to inspect the investment of Dangote Groups in gas, power and fertilizer projects, sited in Lagos state. He was received by the Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.

“I’m impressed by the investment of Dangote Group because we have been talking of socio-economic integration and promoting trade among African countries.

If you want to promote trade, you must have investors that are very competitive and can contribute to reducing import from non-African countries.

I was told the gas pipeline that will be built will be buried under the sea‎.

It means if you want to promote blue economy, our ocean needs to be very safe,” he said.

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He, therefore, stressed the need for security along the coastal line to safeguard pipelines that would be laid.

Gnassingbe invited President Muhammadu Buhari to Togo to attend the maritime summit slated for October 15.

Photo Credit: LASG | Instagram – @buharisallau

11 Comments

  1. Ethio

    August 2, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    across west Africa? is like that cap is suffocating your brain

    • Oversabi

      August 3, 2016 at 2:43 am

      Ta mechionu. Tufiakwa. you never solve light problem for Garki.

  2. Wunmi

    August 2, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Stop working hard sir,give it to the youths.They can work harder.

  3. Person

    August 2, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    West Africa?! Which part of it? LMAO!!! FYI, Nigeria is THE ONLY country in West Africa that doesn’t have stable power supply. Eez like this Buhari of a President eez ignorant.

    • Naijatalk

      August 2, 2016 at 11:12 pm

      Are you for real? That’s really sad. I always assumed our case was not as bad as others.

    • Person

      August 3, 2016 at 12:17 am

      Ah. Naija is the worstest of the worst o! I live in one WA country right now. 24/7 electricity. It is a tad expensive (govt just doubled the prices). but not as bad as Yankee. Go to Togo, Guinea. Burkina Faso, Gambia, Cote d’Ivoire, there is light o! Of course, cuts here and there but like 10 mins power cuts in 2 months. LOL

    • Uc

      August 3, 2016 at 12:54 am

      10 min cut in 2 months ke? biko epp ur sister…..where is my Ghana must go lol

    • Naijatalk

      August 3, 2016 at 1:15 am

      Thanks for enlightening me. You have helped my move back to Africa ministry. I will improve my French biko.

    • Person

      August 3, 2016 at 11:29 am

      Yes. French is essential. French West Africa is the best part of West Africa. All the best!

  4. Ibinabo

    August 3, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Lwkm o… this man is a clown sha… across West Africa??! that’s how, he was offering to fight terrorism in Germany.. Baba needs help.

  5. Gerry

    August 3, 2016 at 10:56 am

    On a lighter note, Ambode needs a fitness coach. His tummy wants to bust through the shirt lol

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