President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo 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.
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.