Crude Oil Discovered In Kwara State

[1] 2 3 4 ... 6
at 11:16 AM, 15/08/2011 (7 years ago)
(15081 | Hero) Online (m)
The Kwara State government has discovered crude oil in some communities within the Irepodun Local Government Area of the state. The discovery comes in the wake of the state’s proposal of solid minerals development and mining as key sources of internally generated revenue to fund development programmes in the state.
In a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Dr. Muyideen Akorede in Ilorin, Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed said the discovery was made by a farmer who discovered crude oil on his farm and seven other adjoining sites and alerted the State government. Subsequently geologists from the State Ministry of Industry and Solid Minerals were directed to confirm whether the substance was indeed crude oil, and if so identify the blend.
The governor said the ministry officials confirmed the substance as Bonny Light, a blend of high-grade crude oil preferred by European and American refineries due to its unique properties.



Governor Ahmed said the find has been verified through independent analysis by a private oil company and that further tests were being carried out to determine if the crude discovered was in commercial quantities.
In his statement, Governor Ahmed identified solid minerals development and mining as one of his administration’s key policy thrusts for driving development in the state, stressing that the sector had the potential to significantly boost Kwara’s internally-generated revenue by attracting foreign and indigenous investors to the state.
The Governor added that the finding was a welcome boost to the state’s economy and Kwara’s emerging reputation as one of Nigeria’s most conducive investment destinations.


Problem with this article? Please email reporter[at]naijapals[dot]com or visit our contact page

gbengasax at 11:33 AM, 15/08/2011 (7 years ago)
(75 | Newbie) (m)
Thanks is 9ja for U, every street of 9ja land is full of mineral resources that could cater for we Nigerians without having to travel to any country b4 we can make it. What is affecting us is mismanagement and wrong people............ any way that's a good news
Reply
WetinDeyHappen at 02:56 PM, 15/08/2011 (7 years ago)
(26 | Newbie) (f)
Interesting.
Reply
Angelita2 at 03:07 PM, 15/08/2011 (7 years ago)
(859 | Upcoming) (m)
GOD is every where in 9ja baba we thank you.
Reply
kebella at 03:17 PM, 15/08/2011 (7 years ago)
(43643 | Addicted Hero) (f)
noted...............

Reply
princeabedi at 03:21 PM, 15/08/2011 (7 years ago)
(318 | Upcoming) (m)
great country......
Reply
derbi at 03:34 PM, 15/08/2011 (7 years ago)
(1778 | Gistmaniac) (m)
God help the people 4 that area, them go soon demolish their farm land 4 nothing, God will still thank u 0o! no be say we dey see money Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy....
Reply
HOPEA23 at 03:36 PM, 15/08/2011 (7 years ago)
(22429 | Addicted Hero) (f)
Thank God but will the leaders let the poor also enjoy from it?
we all happy..that something  good have been discover but will everyone enjoy from it?

Reply
babs_the_man at 03:43 PM, 15/08/2011 (7 years ago)
(130 | Upcoming) (m)
Omo we nigeria are blessed
Reply
donspirado88 at 04:02 PM, 15/08/2011 (7 years ago)
(490 | Upcoming) (m)
E no easy oooo Grin Grin Grin
Reply
interpo77 at 04:16 PM, 15/08/2011 (7 years ago)
(4516 | Gistmaniac) (m)
another round of crude oil innsub nigeria state, now the farmer that found this substance would rather chose going for oil discovering than continue his farm, here we go again
Reply
Simon-Zeletus at 04:24 PM, 15/08/2011 (7 years ago)
(1072 | Gistmaniac) (m)
Thank GOD for his goodness but let them use their allocation do something
Reply
sobeit at 04:57 PM, 15/08/2011 (7 years ago)
(7506 | Hero) (m)
GOOD NEWS BUT WE WON'T MADE ANYTHING OUT OF IT, AS LONG AS THOSE ANIMALS ARE STILL UP THERE.
Reply
harold634 at 05:09 PM, 15/08/2011 (7 years ago)
(2368 | Gistmaniac) (m)
Good news but unto what end?
Reply
divineproject at 05:16 PM, 15/08/2011 (7 years ago)
(12702 | Hero) (f)
The vultures in human form would soon descend on that land and feast on it

Reply
sobeit at 05:17 PM, 15/08/2011 (7 years ago)
(7506 | Hero) (m)
Quote from: harold634 on 05:09 PM, 15/08/2011
Good news but unto what end?
my point
Reply
Mayorsolar at 05:27 PM, 15/08/2011 (7 years ago)
(150 | Upcoming) (m)
Ok.Congrats..
Reply
monday3 at 05:38 PM, 15/08/2011 (7 years ago)
(814 | Upcoming) (m)
great blessed country without hope
Reply
rolifaith at 06:02 PM, 15/08/2011 (7 years ago)
(669 | Upcoming) (f)
thanks be to God
Reply
john2011_4life at 06:06 PM, 15/08/2011 (7 years ago)
(171 | Upcoming) (m)
what is my problem
Reply
[1] 2 3 4 ... 6

LATEST COMMENTS

  1. Famousaudu12 on: CCTV Reveals How 2 Elderly Men Stole Worshipper's Toyota Car At Church Car Park In Lagos
    People should be careful with their cars, always ensure that someone is looking at the cars.... 37 mins ago ago
  2. olowoinlionsden on: "I Deliberately Exposed My Underwear To Get Former US President Bill Clinton’s Attention" - Lewi
    [quote author=Haso112 link=topic=371038.msg5498872#msg5498872 date=1542271708]SERIOUSLY? NIXON? SAME... 46 mins ago ago
  3. kika2012 on: SO SAD! Young Catholic Priest Dies In Motor Accident Exactly One Year After Ordination In Nasara
    RIP Fr.... 55 mins ago ago
  4. chukkychukky on: Nnamdi Kanu Delivers Keynote Speech On Biafra Independence At University Of Tel- Aviv, Isreal
    isee!!... 1 hr ago ago
  5. ekogiaweplus on: ‘I Will Not Die Until You Become President’ – Prof Ben Nwabueze Tells Atiku Abubakar
    ATIKU HAS NOTHING TO OFFER NIGERIANS HE IS ONLY COMING BACK TO ENRICH HIMSELF AND HIS CRONIES. CONSI... 1 hr ago ago