DPR begins radiometric survey in Bida Basin

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) said it has begun the radiometric survey of the Bida Basin in Niger State in line with Federal Government’s aspiration to diversify hydrocarbon exploration across all Nigerian basins.

The Director, Department of Petroleum Resources,  Mr. Ahmad Shakur stated this when he paid a courtesy call on the Governor of Niger state,  Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed Ketso.

Shakur said the objective of the radiometric survey is to determine the hydrocarbon prospectivity of the Bida Basin, adding the survey will cover 12 Local Government Areas of the state.

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He solicited the cooperation of the state government in sensitisation of the people in the affected local government areas of the survey to ensure the safe conduct of the programme.

The Governor promised to give DPR maximum support including the provision of adequate security for the survey team. He stated that the government of Niger State was delighted to have DPR, being  the Petroleum Regulatory Agency of Nigeria, carry out the survey in the state which they expect will boost the economy of the state by way of job creation.

In the same vein, Shakur paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Bida,  Alhaji  Yahaya Abubakar, to also solicit his cooperation and support for the radiometric survey.

The Emir gave his assurance to provide support for the programme and assist in the sensitisation of his people.

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