NNPC: New crude oil discovering will increase employment

NNPC: New crude oil discovering will increase employment

New crude oil discovery in Upper Gongola Basin in Benue state may spur employment opportunities in the country, said the group managing director of NNPC in Bayelsa.

Represented by his Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services, NNPC, Farouk Sai’d, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mele Kyari, started that Nigerian economy will benefit from the current spotting of hydrocarbon deposits in Kolmani River II well in Benue.



The massive job creation will be a result of the value chain involved in bringing crude oil to the market. Speaking on his behalf, Farouk said: Between the discovery of hydrocarbons in the Gongola basin and bringing the oil to the market, a lot of processes would be triggered which would snowball into a labyrinth of productive activities with the potential for massive job creation across the value chain."

He believes that the initiation of crude oil from the Basin will reap economic benefits. And there will be thousands of direct and indirect employment.

A statement by acting spokesman of the NNPC said it is expecting more oil and gas in the Dahomey Basin and Anambra Basin. This will bring more jobs to people in Nigeria.

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