Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, has said preliminary findings by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited has revealed that there is crude oil in Agwatashi and Assakio communities in Obi Local Government Area of the state.
The NNPCL had found oil in Keana LGA and preparations are on top gear to commence its drilling in the month of March.
Speaking during an interactive session with APC Stakeholders in Obi LGA on Tuesday, Governor Sule said his administration will not relent until Nasarawa State begins to enjoy the 13 percent derivation as an oil producing state.
The governor further said that the State Government would sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the NNPCL on February 18, 2023, to enable them commence the drilling of the oil in Keana LGA without any hitches.
He appealed to the APC stakeholders to re-elect him during the 2023 general election, promising to bring more dividends of democracy to the people of the state.
The Governor equally called on the stakeholders to elect all other candidates of the APC from top to bottom.
He said, “Preliminary findings have shown that there is oil in Obi LGA. This Saturday, February 18, the NNPCL and the Nasarawa State Government will sign an MoU to drill the oil in Keana LGA.