Oil has been discovered in Nasarawa State, according to Mele Kyari, group chief executive officer of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Limited.
According to Kyari, the state’s first oil well will officially be spudded in two months. Tweeted by NNPC, it said:
“Group CEO @nnpclimited @MKKyari announced today that the official spud-in of first oil well in Nasarawa State will commence in March 2023. This, according to @MKKyari, is in continuation of hydrocarbon exploration activities in Nigeria’s inland basins.
“@MKKyari disclosed this while receiving in audience a delegation of prominent Nasarawa State indegenes, led by the State Governor, Engr. Abdullahi Sule at the #NNPCTowers, Abuja, earlier today.”
This comes less than two months after President Muhammadu Buhari flagged off the Kolmani Integrated Development Project in the North-East.