In a bid to to facilitate growth, President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed interest in forging partnership with Iran in gas utilization, technology, trade, agriculture and investments.
The President was quoted in a statement issued by his media aide to have made his position known at a bilateral meeting held on the sidelines of the 5th Summit of Gas Exporting Countries Forum in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, with Iranian Vice President for Economic Affairs, Mohammad Nahavandian that a binational commission will be set up to firm up the agreement.
Lamenting the slow pace of growth in Nigeria’s gas industry, Buhari stressed that instability and partisan politics has led to continuous gas flaring in the country.
The President said that Iran also flared gas in the 70s, expressing his delight that the fires had all been put out. He expressed optimism that Nigeria would soon attain the same feat.
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