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Niger Delta Bombing: Jubilation As Oil Discovered In Benue

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As Nigeria continues to lose revenue from oil due to dwindling production caused by disruption in the Niger Delta by Militants, there has been a frantic search for crude oil in other parts of Nigeria.
The search for oil in the Northern parts of the country seems to be finally yielding results as reports have reached us that oil has been found in Benue State.
It is however not yet known if the discovery would be of commercial quantity, but the deputy governor of the state, Engr Benson Abounu, is urging the federal government and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) not to relent.
The excitement came as the sole administrator of the Apa local government in the state, Danjuma Solomon, visited the deputy governor to brief him on the discovery of the product in his domain.
According to Solomon, oil seepage was discovered in his local government.
He also spoke about the further discovery of exploratory oil wells drilled in the 1960s by Chevron Nig Ltd.
Engr Abounu said, based on results of several geological investigations, the government was convinced that the state had oil and that exploration is just what was needed.

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