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Anambra State Govt. Petitions Senate Over Oil Explorations By Federal Govt In The State, Seeks To Be Included In Oil Producing States

by Anita Ogona

Anambra State Government says it is working tirelessly to ensure that it joins the league of oil producing states in Nigeria through its engagements with some petroleum companies operating in the state.

The Secretary to the State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, who interacted with ABS Abuja Bureau Chief, Ekwi Ajide in Abuja, said that the state and government is not resting on its oars to utilize the opportunity.

According to Professor Chukwulobelu, two companies are exploring oil at Anambra-Orient oil, domiciled at Anambra East and West, Ogwuikpele and Oguaniocha Communities in Ogbaru Local Government Area.

He said the Anambra State Oil and Gas Development Committee had since then been following the activities of the companies and noticed that it has done a lot without the knowledge of the government, hence, the petition to the senate committee on oil and gas, who on arrival, were upset at what they unraveled.

Professor Chukwulobelu, said that there are indications that these efforts are not in vain as the governor also wrote to the presidency, who set up a presidential committee to look into the matter and they too, were shocked by what they saw.

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