NNPC tasks IBB University for Bida oil exploration

Bida NNPCNNPC tasks the IBB University for more collaboration on oil exploration in the Bida Basin. (Image source: Hamish Irvine/Flickr)The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has charged the IBB University for more collaboration on oil exploration in the Bida Basin, one of the seven inland basins in Nigeria

Speaking to the press, Dr Maikanti Baru, group managing director of NNPC, commended the institution on the search for oil in the basin, stressing on the services offered by the Ivory Tower in that regard.

He further disclosed that the corporation had signed a MoU with four states on the development of renewable energy projects, which when completed, are expected to produce fuels and generate about 50MW of electricity.

Dr Baru further added that the NNPC would collaborate with them to benefit from the array of expertise they have, saying this position informed the theme of his recent convocation lecture at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi.

Dr Mohammed Saminu Turaki, chairman of council at IBB University, lauded the role of NNPC for sustaining the exploration activities in the inland basins and development of renewable energy.

Mohammed Nasirudeen Maiturari, vice-chancellor of the university, said that the collaboration with NNPC had boosted the exploration and production portfolio of the basin.

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