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West African Gas Project Vandalised by Niger Delta Militants

The West African Gas Pipeline Project missed its December take-off date because of militants

The West African Gas Pipeline Project, designed to supply gas from Nigeria to Benin, Togo and Ghana and Ivory Coast, missed its December take-off date because of militants in the Niger Delta who have repeatedly vandalised the pipeline.

Dr. Edmund Daukoru, Nigeria's Minister of Energy, told journalists at a joint meeting of the Committee of Ministers and personnel of the West African Pipeline Company (WAPCo) in Cotonou, Benin Republic that the project was supposed to have been completed 18 months from the date of the Final Investment Decision (FID) and that this should have been in December last year.