NNPC Set To Resume Oil Exploration In Nasarawa State





The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has declared that they are set to immediately resume oil exploration activities in Nasarawa State.

The General Manager, Dr Mazadu Bako, Frontier Exploration Services of NNPC, disclose this on Monday in Lafia, during a courtesy visit to the Deputy Governor, Mr Silas Agara.

According to Bako, oil exploration activities in Keana Local Government Area and other parts of Benue Inland Basin were temporarily suspended in January.

He said this is as a result of  the killing of one of the NNPC personnel by suspected herdsmen in the wake of the recent attacks of farmers by herdsmen at the Benue/Nasarawa border.

Bako went forward to say, "NNPC has been mandated by the Federal Government to resume the activities in order to increase its oil output". He  said that adequate security arrangements had been made to protect the lives of the workers.

He called for the support of the government and people of Nasarawa State for NNPC to achieve purpose of the project and  pledged the support of the state government to enable the corporation to succeed on their assignment.

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