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Niger State Confirms Presence Of Hydrocarbons At Bida Basin In Large Volume. by danjumakolo: 9:04pm On Jan 11
By Laleye Dipo in Minna

The Niger State government has again confirmed the presence of hydrocarbon in the Bida basin, but explained that the state has not been able to confirm the presence of crude oil in the basin.

However, the state government has commenced talks with investors that “will conduct seismic data analysis to prove the viability of hydrocarbon in commercial quantity in the basin”.

The Commissioner for Solid Minerals, Alhaji Ibrahim Muhammed Panti, who disclosed this in Minna on Friday said: “Shallow wells were drilled in Makera Bokani, Kontagora, Enagi and Gulu to confirm the extent of the Kudu Shale. It is worthy to note that these results have confirmed the presence of hydrocarbon at the Bida basin.”

The commissioner, who spoke to the press in his office, said that to give vent to government’s plan to diversify the state’s economy, the administration has acquired “mineral title for Zuma Mineral Development Company, to enable it participate actively in exploration of solid minerals in the state”.

“The company is a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) under the ministry and was created to carry out mining activities on behalf of the state,” Panti said.

The commissioner disclosed that five years after the outbreak of lead poisoning in the Madaka area of Rafi Local Government, seven of the victims were still bedridden and receiving treatment in an unnamed hospital.

According to him, not less than 200 villagers were affected by the outbreak out of which eight died.

Panti however said that government has taken over the Safer Mining site in the community to avoid another outbreak

He also said that N100 million worth of equipment purchased by government had been installed in Madaka town to modernise mining activities.

He decried the activities of illegal miners in several parts of the state, saying they “are constituting themselves to a menace and danger not only to themselves but the communities where the illegal mining is taking place”.

https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2019/01/11/niger-confirms-presence-of-hydrocarbon-in-bida-basin/

Re: Niger State Confirms Presence Of Hydrocarbons At Bida Basin In Large Volume. by DanDeeBoss(m): 9:06pm On Jan 11
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Re: Niger State Confirms Presence Of Hydrocarbons At Bida Basin In Large Volume. by Shelumiel: 11:11pm On Jan 11
mtchww. ...empty well
Re: Niger State Confirms Presence Of Hydrocarbons At Bida Basin In Large Volume. by Blue3k(m): 12:42am On Jan 12
The commissioner disclosed that five years after the outbreak of lead poisoning in the Madaka area of Rafi Local Government, seven of the victims were still bedridden and receiving treatment in an unnamed hospital.

Illegal mining is scourge that states should curb. The miners pay no taxes then disappear after the destroy environment and harm populace. The miners shoukd opperate in legal regulated manner.

They should give an update on the SPV moves.
Re: Niger State Confirms Presence Of Hydrocarbons At Bida Basin In Large Volume. by porka: 5:25pm On Jan 12
Does anyone have an update on the Nickel discovery in the north for us?
The one they said will earn Nigeria trillions of dollars in foreign exchange.
How far with the mining now?
We are not feeling the impact; we can't see it in the Federation Account.
We need money for budget.

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