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NNPC cautions Northern oil producing states against N’Delta restive experience

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Whereas the NNPC limited is set to spud the first oil well in Nassarawa state in March this year, the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Company, Mallam Mele Kyari, has called on emerging oil producing communities to support a conducive exploration environment which he said, is key to a successful operation in the area in order to avoid the experience of the Niger Delta.
The NNPC chief disclosed this when the Governor of the State Engr. Abdullahi Sule led a delegation of prominent indigenes of the state on a courtesy visit to the Corporation in Abuja over the weekend.
According to NNPC, results of exploratory activities confirm the presence of substantial hydro carbon resources in the state.
However, he added a caveat hinting that “This work must be done very fast because the whole world is walking away from fossil fuel due to energy transition, the earlier you go to market, the better for you, otherwise, ten years from now, no one will agree to put money in petroleum business except it comes from your cash flow.’’
Responding, Governor Sule congratulated the GCEO on the successful commencement of oil production and the Kolmani Integrated Development Project which was launched in November 2022 by President Muhammadu Buhari.
“I want to congratulate you, the management of NNPC and the Federal Government for what you have done at Kolmani, for those who don’t know what you have done for Nigeria, you have written your name in gold.’’ Governor Sule stated.
He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his support while assuring the NNPC of a conducive environment.
The governor was accompanied on the visit by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe, National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress and first executive governor of the State, Dr. Abdullahi Adamu, his predecessor, Senator Tanko Almakura, Minister of Environment, Bar. Mohammed Hassan Abdullahi, Emir of Lafia, HRH Justice Sidi Bage Muhammad.
Others are the Osana of Keana, HRH Abdullahi Amegwa Agbo, Chairman, Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission, NUPRC, Mal. Isa Ibrahim Modibo, Chairman, National Population Commission, Hon. Nasiru Isa Kwara, Executive Vice Chairman, NASENI, Engr. Professor Mohammed Sani Haruna, Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, Former Minister of Justice, Musa Elayo Abdullahi, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Dr. Ibrahim Kana and the Secretary to the State Government, Muhammed Ubadoma Aliyu.

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