Nigeria will supply gas to the European Union (EU) while the Russia-Ukraine conflict, which began in late February, continues.

The announcement was made over the weekend by the EU Delegation in Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director-General, Department for (Energy), European Commission, told reporters in Abuja.

Baldwin is in Nigeria to meet with government officials and business sector actors, particularly important energy stakeholders.

The official admitted that Europe is in a tight spot, following the war the instability in its gas market and the threat of cutting off supply.

“We have launched the energy platform task force and the primary goal is to reach out to our reliable partners such as Nigeria to replace the gas from Russia”, he said.

The EU had advised member states to reduce gas consumption by 15 per cent as it warned that a complete shutdown of Russia’s supply was possible.




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