President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday led top government officials to flag-off the construction of a 614km Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano Gas Pipeline Project.

Buhari and Osinbajo attended the ceremony virtually from the State House, Abuja.

Also in attendance at the event were Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation aims to complete the $2.59bn project in two years.

It said the construction phase of the 40-inch by 614km pipeline project would boost domestic gas utilisation.

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