Nigeria Oil Well Festival: ‘Oloibiri, epicenter of modern Nigeria’

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Some stakeholders in Bayelsa have applauded plans to hold the maiden edition of Nigeria Oil Well Festival in Oloibiri from Dec. 28 to Jan. 14, 2018.

According to the stakeholders, the festival will be a significant event to re-awaken the consciousness of the people to the potential of the area.

The first oil and gas field in Nigeria was found in January 15, 1956 in Oloibiri, a small creek community in Ogbia Local Government area of Bayelsa.

The stakeholders, who spoke to NAN in Yenagoa on Tuesday after a meeting to plan ahead of the festival, said the initiative was a welcome development.

Mr Noble Akenga, the Chairman of the meeting, said that the festival would not only boost tourism, but also re-awaken the consciousness of the people to the potential of the area which could be tapped for their betterment.

“Yes, it is going to be a significant event in the history of…

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