Oil Exploration In Nasarawa Will Lead To Greater Prosperity Says President Buhari
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on March 28, 2023
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday declared that the discovery and drilling of oil in Nasarawa State would lead to greater prosperity for Nigerians and enhance overall energy security for the country.
In his virtual message to the official spud-in of the Ebenyi-A Well located in the Middle Benue Trough, in Obi Local Government of Nasarawa State, the President said the surrounding communities would particularly benefit from the value created by the exploration and eventual production activities.
In a statement by Femi Adesina, the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, he directed NNPC Limited and its partners to take due care of the oil exploration activities’ environmental consequences and mitigate the negative effects.
He thanked the Government and people of Nasarawa State- the host community- for their unfettered support and collaboration towards the success of this exploration campaign.