The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it is set to immediately resume oil exploration activities in Nasarawa State.
Dr Mazadu Bako, the General Manager, Frontier Exploration Services of NNPC, made the disclosure Monday in Lafia, during a visit to the Deputy Governor, Mr Silas Agara.
Bako said that oil exploration activities in Keana Local Government Area and other parts of Benue Inland Basin were temporarily suspended in January Following the killing of one of the NNPC personnel by suspected herdsmen in the wake of the recent attacks of farmers by herdsmen at the Benue/Nasarawa border.
However, he said NNPC has been mandated by the federal government to resume the activities in order to increase oil output, adding that adequate security arrangements had been made to protect the lives of the workers.
Receiving the team on behalf of Gov. Umaru Al-Makura, the deputy governor, expressed concerns over the unfortunate killing of the NNPC staff and pledged the support of the state government to enable the corporation to succeed on their assignment.