The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, has revealed that about one billion barrels of crude oil have been discovered in Northeastern part of Nigeria.
Mr Sylva made the disclosure at a news Conference to end the 2020 Nigeria International Petroleum Summit, NIPS, in Abuja on Wednesday.
Speaking at the event, the former Bayelsa State Governor said;
“The figure we are getting, the jury is not totally out yet but from the evaluation results we are getting the reserve that has been discovered in the northeast is about a billion barrels.
“Those are the kind of figures we are seeing and we are beginning to understand the geological structure of the region” .
He added that there was need for more exploration in the country as more oil would be discovered.