The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, reiterates that the Federal Government is set to start oil exploration and production in the North-Eastern part of the country.
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The Minister did note that he doesn’t exactly how this new development in the North East would affect the insecurity and numerous problems that the region has been faced with over recent years, but on the thing he was certain of was that the FG would soon start production and exploration of oil in the North-Eastern part of the country.
Sylva disclosed this during an interview with Channels TV on Monday, February 8.
“I have said it a few times that we have found oil in the northeast and we have started drilling activities in the Lake Chad Basin. I don’t know how the discovery of oil in the area will impact all the issues there but on our side, we believe that in a very short time, we will start production.”he said
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