The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has solicited the cooperation of Niger state government in sensitising the people in the affected12 local government areas where radiometric survey of the Bida Basin will be conducted.
Mr Ahmad Shakur, the Director of DPR, disclosed this in a statement by Mr Paul Osu, Head, Public Affairs Department in Lagos on Wednesday.
Osu quoted Shakur as having disclosed this during a courtesy visit to Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger.
According to the Director, DPR commenced the radiometric survey of the Bida Basin in Niger in line with Federal government’s aspiration to diversify hydrocarbon exploration across all the basins.
The director, who said the objective of the radiometric survey was also to determine the hydrocarbon prospective of the Bida Basin, noted that the sensitisation would ensure the safe conduct of the programme.
Bello, who was represented by his Deputy, Alhaji Ahmed Ketso, promised to give DPR maximum support including the provision of adequate security for the survey team.
He said that the state government was delighted having DPR, the petroleum regulatory agency, to carry out the survey in state.
The governor expressed optimism that when operational, project would boost the economy of the state by way of job creation among other advantages.
During his courtesy visit to the Emir of Bida, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, Shakur also solicited for the cooperation of the monarch to ensure the success of the survey.
Receiving the team, the emir assured it of sensitising the people for the success of the project.
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