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Niger may soon join oil-producing states


The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has disclosed that Niger State has prospects of joining oil-producing states if the hydrocarbon deposit in Bida Basin is in commercial quantity.

To this end, the DPR has set up a mechanism to determine and assess the number of hydrocarbon deposits in the area.

DPR Director, Alhaji Ahmed Shakur, disclosed this when he visited the Niger State Governor Abubakar Bello to intimate him on the plans to carry out the assessment.

He said the result of the assessment would determine if Niger would join the league of oil-producing states.


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