Lagos state just lately joined the league of crude oil producers.
Some states within the league are Bayelsa, Rivers, Delta, Akwa Ibom.
The Everlasting Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Assets, Dr. Jamila Shua’ra, broke the information on Thursday on the presentation of the 2016 petroleum sector scorecard in Abuja.
She mentioned that the invention of crude oil in Borno State was one of many achievements of the ministry in the course of the yr.
“Our doggedness culminated within the discovery of oil in new frontiers – Lagos and Borno,” Management reported on Friday.
She additionally listed the introduction of the petrol Value Modulation Matrix as one other achievement of the ministry.
Different achievements are the all spherical availability of petrol in all retailers; eradication of fee on gas subsidies; and situated international direct funding to finance midstream oil and gasoline infrastructure.
The adopted exit methods on Joint Enterprise Money Name; strong engagement of host communities to cut back agitations; and creation of extra steady industrial relations,” she mentioned had been different achievements.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who presided over the ceremony, acknowledged that the deregulation of the downstream sector, which led to the elimination of petroleum subsidy, saved the federal government a burden of N15.four billion month-to-month.
The vp was represented by the attorney-general and minister of justice, Alhaji Abubakar Malami.
He acknowledged that the oil and gasoline sector stay very essential to the steadiness and development of the nation’s financial system because it accounts for about 90 per cent of the nation’s earnings, along with contributing considerably to the influx of international change and development of international reserves.
Prof. Osinbajo additional disclosed that the Federal Government Council (FEC) had just lately accepted new measures and methods geared toward eliminating the burden of Joint Enterprise Money Name arrears and easing future funds within the up-stream sector, stressing that the methods are totally supported by the Nationwide Financial Council (NEC).