Buhari ‘orders’ NNPC to intensify oil search in the north-east – The Cable

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to intensify oil search in the north-east.

In a statement by Garba Deen Muhammad, the NNPC spokesman, the corporation said it is stepping up measures to ensure a successful operation in the ongoing search for crude oil in the Chad basin and other parts of the inland sedimentary basin.

This, he said, is in line with the president’s order “for deeper inquest into the prospectivity of some hitherto neglected finds in some areas in the North Eastern part of Nigeria”.

Maikanti Baru, group managing director of the corporation, disclosed this while receiving Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, who was on a courtesy visit to the NNPC Towers, Abuja.

Baru informed that the renewed search for hydrocarbon deposits in the Chad basin would entail extensive probing of some allocated and non-allocated oil blocks in the region with a view to establishing the magnitude of the deposits.

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