- The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said that it will explore crude oil in the northern part of Nigeria
- The proposal was revealed by Mele Kolo Kyari, the new group managing director of the NNPC, on Tuesday, July 9
- Kyari also said that the corporation will extend its exploration to the frontier basins of the country
Mele Kolo Kyari, the new group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has said the organisation will focus its attention on oil exploration in the northern part of the country.
Speaking at the State House in Abuja after being officially introduced to President Muhammadu Buhari, Kyari reveals that the NNPC will extend its exploration to the frontier basins of Nigeria, Daily Trust reports.
The corporation's boss said: “We will pursue oil exploration in the North and all frontier basins in the country. We have places even in the south that are yet to be harnessed.
"We will follow it and expand the exploration so that everyone can benefit from it. By God’s grace, we will do it.
“I understand the gravity of the assignment given to me, the trust that is associated with this work and the high expectations of Mr President for us to make the company, a global company of excellence and to deliver to the citizenry the benefits of the oil and gas industry.
“We are focused in ensuring that we deliver this in the fastest possible way and in the most efficient way. I assure all that we will do this work with integrity."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Kyari on Monday, July 8, said that corruption under his tenure will be eradicated in the oil and gas sector.
Added to this promise, Kyari affirmed that his administration will see to it that all four Nigerian refineries were delivered before the end of President Muhammadu Buhari's second term.
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