Three weeks after ordering NNPC officials to go and search for oil in
the Northern region, President Buhari has again directed NNPC to begin
the search for crude oil and gas from the Benue Trough.
This was disclosed by the Group Managing Director of the oil
corporation, Maikanti Baru, when he received a delegation from the Benue
State Government at the corporation’s headquarters in Abuja yesterday
The Benue Trough is a major geological formation underlying a large part
of Nigeria, and extending about 1,000 kilometer north-east from the
Bight of Benin to Lake Chad.