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Niger State Applies For 2 Oil Blocks, Targets Own Refinery

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In a bid to harness the full benefits of becoming an oil producing state, Niger State government has applied for two oil blocks.

The state governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, who gave the hint yesterday said the state is currently positioning itself and has engaged the services of an international firm, Whitepage International Consultant to guide its programmes.

Accordingly, the state government has created the department of oil and gas within the ministry of mineral resources and as well created two special companies namely Midland PetroGas Resources Limited and Midland Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited to fully participate in exploration and refinery activities on behalf of the sate.

Speaking at the ongoing Nigeria International Petroleum Summit in Abuja, Governor Bello who was represented by the state commissioner for Mineral Resources, Hajiya Rahmatu Mohammed Yar’adua, said the companies were set-up to fast track the quest to join the league of oil producing states in the country.

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