The Federal Government announced that Anambra State has joined the list of oil bearing states in the country. The announcement was made by President Goodluck Jonathan while inaugurating Orient Petroleum’s Anambra River Production Facility in Aguleri-Otu. By this development, Anambra has joined the group of oil producing states like Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Rivers, Abia, Bayelsa, Ondo, Delta and Edo.
Speaking at the ceremony, Jonathan said it was high time Nigeria stopped exporting crude oil and unprocessed agricultural produce. He said the country must begin to refine its crude oil before exporting it so that it could be more valuable. He wondered why the country would continue to export crude oil and then import refined petrol, kerosene and aviation fuel.