The EU Delegation to Nigeria and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has said that Nigeria will be supplying gas to the European Union in the place of Russia.
The delegation disclosed this over the weekend.
The Deputy Director-General, Department for (Energy), European Commission, Matthew Baldwin briefed reporters in Abuja.
Baldwin is in Nigeria to meet government officials and private sector players, including key stakeholders in the energy sector.
He explained that Europe is in a tight spot following the lingering unrest between Ukraine and Russia which has led to 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.