Oil Drilling in Bauchi at Advanced Stage—Baru
By Dipo Olowookere
Preparations are already at an advanced stage for the commencement of oil drilling activities in Bauchi State.
Speaking in Abuja last week, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Maikanti Baru, said very soon, oil exploration would commence in the state.
While welcoming the state Governor, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, to his office in Abuja, the state-owned oil firm chief said when the exploration begins, Bauchi State would join the oil producing states in Nigeria.
Governor Abubakar, who was at the NNPC headquarters to apprise the GMD of the ongoing oil exploration in some parts of Bauchi State, said he will continue to partner with the NNPC to make the drilling successful.
On his own part, the GMD revealed to the Governor that preparations are at the highest level for the commencement of exploration of five oil wells in Alkaleri Local Government Area of the State.
He said the NNPC was using advanced technology for exploration at the oil prospective sites in the state as per directives from the presidency.