Etsu Nupe Calls For Oil Exploration In Bida Basin

Etsu Nupe Calls For Oil Exploration In Bida Basin

Owing to the perceived delay in the oil and gas exploration in Bida Basin in Niger State, the Etsu Nupe and chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, has urged the federal government to help invest in the exploration of hydrocarbons in the basin.

He made the appeal yesterday at his Wadata Palace in Bida, when the state controller of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR),  Engr Abdullahi Isah Jankara, and his team paid the royal father a courtesy visit.

Recalling the effort of the Niger state government in the exploration processes, the Etsu Nupe noted that the state government had reached an appreciable stage of survey and preliminary assessment of the basin but required the federal government’s approval and input  for interested investors to commence investment. Read more

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