NNPC to resume Chad Basin oil exploration


Group Managing Director (GMD) of NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru

The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru says oil exploration activities in the Chad Basin will resume in six weeks time.

Baru made this known in a statement issued by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr Ndu Ughamadu.

Baru said the resumption of oil exploration activities became necessary following improved security in the North East.

The NNPC boss said this when he visited Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno State and the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar El-Kanemi in Maiduguri.

“We have been discussing with military authorities in the area and they have assured us of improved security.

“Once they give us the green light, we would resume operations in the area within six weeks,” Baru, who was represented by the Chief Operating Officer, Gas & Power,…

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