President Muhammadu Buhari has been announced as the dignitary who will inaugurate the construction of the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline in Kogi State and in Rigachikun, Kaduna State.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation revealed this in a tweet and stated that the ceremony would hold virtually on Tuesday.
The corporation also stated that the construction phase of the AKK pipeline would go ahead simultaneously with the inauguration by the president.
Presidential Flag-off of Construction Phase of the #AKK Gas Pipeline Project Holds Tues, 30th Jun 2020 in Ajaokuta (Kogi St) & Rigachikun (Kaduna St). The project will boost domestic gas consumption, power generation & industrialisation. @GarShehu @FemAdesina pic.twitter.com/bROPDKBpFA
— NNPC Group (@NNPCgroup) June 29, 2020
The AKK gas pipeline is a project designed to facilitate the development of three gas-based independent power plants in Abuja, 1,350 megawatts; Kaduna, 900MW; and Kano, 1,350MW.
The NNPC noted that being a section of the Trans Nigeria Gas Pipeline, the AKK gas pipeline had the capacity to transport about 2.2 billion standard cubic feet of gas per day.