- Nigeria has decided to delay its previous plan to drastically cut gas supply to West-African country, Ghana, following emergency talks instituted by the Ghanaian government.
- It will be recalled that on Friday (last week), the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) announced that it will cut by 70 percent gas supply to Ghana’s main power company, Aboadze Thermal Plant.
- According to the corporation, the decision was reached over unpaid debts of $181 million (about N36 million). Ghana instituted emergency talks with Nigeria seeking a possible solution to the problem.
- The Ghanaian delegation on the talks was led by Ghana’s Minister for Power, Kwabena Donkor on Thursday with N-Gaz, a Nigerian consortium, and other stakeholders in a bid to solve the problem.
- While speaking with Reuters on the threat and the talks with the Nigerian government, West African Gas Pipeline Company spokesperson, Harriet Wereko-Brobby announced that the Nigerian government has decided to delay the gas supply cut, having reached an agreement.
Wereko-Brobby said, “By next week we are expecting a way forward. There appears to be a will by all the parties to resolve the issue without the flow of gas being cut off.”