Unic Press UK: The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC says oil exploration activities in the Chad Basin of the country with resume soon.
The Group Managing Director of the corporation, Maikanti Kacalla Baru confirmed the forthcoming oil exploration during his visit to Borno State.
Baru said the security situation in the North East of Nigeria had improved to a level that seems to be conducive for exploration activities in the Chad Basin.
“We have been discussing with military authorities in the area and they have assured us of improved security. Once they give us the green light, we would resume operations in the area within six weeks,” said NNPCs chief operating officer, Saidu Mohammed, who represented the corporation’s boss Maikanti Kacalla Baru.
During the courtesy visit, the NNPC donated relief items to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno State.