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Buhari Launches The First Oil Mining Project In The Northern Part of Nigeria


President Muhammadu Buhari has launched the Kolmani Integrated Development Project (KIPRO) on the boundary of Bauchi and Gombe States.

The Nigerian President performed the ground-breaking ceremony of Kolmani Oil Prospecting Lease (OPL) 809 and 810 at Kolmani field site today, November 22, two years after oil was discovered in commercial volume in the region. It would be the first oil drilling site in Northern Nigeria.

Oil was discovered in commercial volume in the region after NNPC launched a search in some Northern States in 2016.

Kolmani fields hold over a billion crude oil reserves, which could significantly raise Nigeria’s oil reserve which has not grown in 10 years.