Gov. Bello Applauds Buhari for recognising Kogi as oil producing State

Gov. Bello Applauds Buhari for Recognising Kogi as Oil producing State

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has applauded President Buhari for identifying Kogi State as an oil-producing state.

Governor Bello made this statement during his visit to the President at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, on Tuesday.

According to THEGUARDIAN, Gov. Bello noted that the recognition of Kogi as an oil-producing state has ended the long oil well dispute between Anambra State and Kogi State which lead to the destruction of lives and properties. Information Guides Nigeria

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Governor Bello stated: “The Odeke and Aguleri communities of Kogi and Anambra laid exclusive claim to the ownership of the oil in the disputed area which has been finally resolved in favour of both states.

Further more, he said: “Between 1952 and 1986, three companies namely; Shell BP (now SPDC), ELF (now Total Fina Elf) and AGIP Energy have drilled 25 exploration wells, 2 appraisal wells and eight-core drill wells in the entire Basin out of which majority of the wells fall into Kogi”.

According to the Governor, the visit was to thank the President and also discuss on the need to resuscitate the Ajaokuta Steel Complex in Kogi State.
The Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Onogwu Muhammed disclosed that Kogi was  included among the oil-producing state in Nigeria by the Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC). JAMB Result

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