This was made known in President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech while flagging off the commencement of drilling activities at Kolmani-II oil well, Gongola Basin, Upper Benue Trough.
Buhari said that “Exploration in our frontier basins is imperative to the economy of the country.
He urged the NNPC to intensify their search for oil in the Lake chad basin.
“Our next level is to ensure that exploration is extended to Chad Basin, Gongola Basin , Anambra Basin, Sokoto Basin, Dahomey Basin, Bida Basin and Benue Trough, for more prosperous Nigeria.
The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru, said that the exercise started some years back, but had to be suspended in 2000 as a result of the abduction of experts working on the project.