President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 flag off the Ebenyi-A Exploration Well located at Obi Local government Area of Nasarawa State.
The flag-off by the President will mark the exploration of crude oil in Nasarawa State by the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Ltd.
The NNPC made this known via its official Twitter handle on Monday evening, March 27, 2023
Presidential Flag-off of the Spud-In Ceremony of Ebenyi-A Exploration Well.
🗓 Date: Tuesday, 28th March 2023
⏱ Time: 11.00 am
📌 Location : Obi Local Government Area, #Nasarawa State
📱#EnergyforToday #EnergyforTomorrow #EbenyiOilWell #BiggerBarrels pic.twitter.com/t1blpdxDbl
— NNPC Limited (@nnpclimited) March 27, 2023
The Special Assistant to the President on Digital & New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi via his Twitter handle said;
Crude oil exploration will formally commence in Nasarawa State this week, with the drilling of a Well to be known as “Ebenyi-A”—would’ve been the 1st oil well in North Central, but Kogi recently became oil-producing thru a handful of newly-assigned wells including ‘Oda River-1’.
— tolu ogunlesi (@toluogunlesi) March 27, 2023
It would be recalled that the NNPC had commenced exploration activities in the state in 2010 and had found a significant amount of oil in the state.
The Group Chief Executive Officer of the NNPC, Mele Kyari during a meeting with the Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule last January said the company would continue to do its best to bring immediate value to Nigerians
Group CEO @nnpclimited @MKKyari announced today that the official spud-in of first oil well in Nasarawa State will commence in March 2023. This, according to @MKKyari, is in continuation of hydrocarbon exploration activities in Nigeria’s inland basins. pic.twitter.com/npTdQMUhyZ
— NNPC Limited (@nnpclimited) January 13, 2023
“This work must be done very fast because the whole world is walking away from fossil fuels due to the energy transition, the earlier you go to market, the better for you.
“We have seen a great potential for finding hydrocarbon in Nasarawa State. We are very optimistic that it would be a successful exercise.
‘It will not end there, once you find oil, you do further works to develop it not just for the benefit of the community around it but for Nasarawa State and the country.”
The NNPC Ltd had in January announced the discovery of oil in Nasarawa State adding that was in continuation of its oil exploration activities in the country’s inland basins.