Nigerian National Petroleum corporation NNPCL says it is set to Commence drilling of the first oil well in the Nasarawa State.
As the State government and host Communities Pledged Total Support and Cooperation in the area of Security.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited NNPCL, says an arrangement has been concluded for the Commencement of drilling of the first oil well in the north Central zone on the twenty-first of next month.
The group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum corporation NNPCL Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari disclosed this during a Courtesy visit to governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state at the government house lafia.
The group Managing Director of the NNPCL Mallam Mele Kyari explained that the corporation commenced the oil exploration in the State In twenty-ten and has finished all the data gathering Preparatory for the seamless drilling of the first oil well in the State.
The NNPCL Boss Mallam Mele Kyari noted the support and encouragement received from president Muhammdu Buhari, which enable the corporation to commence the exercise by the twenty-first of next Month.
While noting that in oil exploration Peace and Security are Paramount, the GMD, therefore called for the support and cooperation of the host communities to ensure the success of the exploration.
Appreciating the efforts of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPCL for the new approach they have continued to carry out for the oil exploration across the country, governor Abdullahi explained that oil exploration cannot be achieved without peace and security and as such pledged the State government total support and readiness to ensure peace and security at the exploration site.
Responding, on behalf of the host communities, Emir of lafia retired Justice Sidi Bage Mohammed assured full support and cooperation of the host communities throughout the exploration period.
The oil discovery in Nasarawa state will make the state join the league of oil-producing states in the Country.
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