President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday supervise the first oil drilling in Northern Nigeria with the fields located in Bauchi and Gombe States.
The ground-breaking ceremony of the Kolmani OPLs 809 and 810 at the Kolmani field site in Bauchi and Gombe States will take place on Tuesday, the first oil drilling in Northern Nigeria after its discovery in large quantities in the region.
Nigeria is blessed with several mineral resources amounting to trillions of dollars but the government always focuses its attention on oil and gas with large deposits in the Southern part of the country.
With the coming of the Buhari’s administration in 2015, the Nigeria oil company NNPC Limited launched a search for oil in some Northern states which led to the discovery of the oil in commercial quantity in Bauchi, Gombe, Borno and Niger States.
Experts say more oil could be discovered in most of the States of the North, since oil was discovered in large quantities in Niger Republic, Nigeria’s neighbouring country sharing a border with the North.
Reports gathered that this oil field in Bauchi/Gombe is to be developed by Sterling Global Oil, New Nigeria Development Commission (NNDC) and NNPC Limited.
“The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, 22nd November and will be attended by Mr. President himself together with most of his cabinet members including the Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva”.