On Sunday, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation said it would complete the Ajaokuta-Abuja-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline in order to drive energy supply projects needed to power industries in the northern part of the country, particularly those in Kaduna. The corporation also said that it would upgrade and expand the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company Limited, in line with its 12 key business focus areas, so as to return the facility to the path of development and profitability.
NNPC group managing director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, announced these during a town hall meeting with the management and staff of the KRPC in Kaduna, the incessant vandalism of oil installations in the Niger Delta seems to have made the NNPC to raise its crude oil exploration and energy growth drive in the northern part of the country in the last few months.
About 2 weeks ago, the national oil firm confirmed that it was boosting its search for crude oil in the North-East geopolitical zone, and earlier announced that it had received a directive from the President of Nigeria to explore for crude in the Lake Chad Basin and the Benue Trough.
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