Nigeria and Morocco are seeking to expedite final investment decision on the gas pipeline project that will transverse the Sahara to Europe. Talks were revived by both governments this week. The pipeline, spanning approximately 5,300km from Nigeria to Dhakia, Morocco, with a spur to Spain, aims to facilitate the monetisation of Nigeria’s gas resources and promote economic and regional cooperation among African countries. MOU were signed between Nigeria, Morocco, and other West African nations in 2023, reaffirming their commitment to the project. The project is seen a necessary to address energy gaps on the continent. The project was first conceived in in 2016. It is a very ambitious pipeline project to take advantage of Nigeria’s gas resources and meet Africa’s energy gaps and sell to Europe. When completed, it will be the second longest pipeline in the world, following the West – East gas pipeline in China. The NNPCL emphasized the need for timely completion to address energy poverty in Africa.