President Muhammadu Buhari will Tuesday officially kickoff the drilling of crude oil in the northern part of Nigeria.
The is coming roughly two years after the black gold was discovered in the region.
The president will conduct the historic, ground-breaking ceremony of the Kolmani Oil Prospecting Lease (OPL) 809 and 810 at the Kolmani field site located in Bauchi and Gombe states.
The president will perform the exercise with the support of the Timipre Sylva – the minister of state for petroleum – and Mele Kyari – the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC).
The oilfields in Bauchi and Gombe states will be developed by Sterling Global Oil, New Nigeria Development Commission (NNDC) and the NNPC Limited, ThisDay Newspaper gathered.
An NNPC official, who spoke to the outlet off the records, said: “The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November 22, and will be attended by Mr. President himself together with most of his cabinet members including the Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva.”