Nigeria’s crude oil production has increased from 2.4 million barrels per day to 2.7 million barrels. The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Andrew Yakubu, said that this significant milestone was recorded because the security measures put in place by the Federal Government in the Niger Delta were beginning to yield positive results as shown in the increased crude oil production in the country.
Yakubu disclosed this when the Governor of Benue State, Dr. Gabriel Suswam, led a delegation to the NNPC Towers, Abuja. According to the NNPC boss, “we want to thank the President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, for his great initiative to restore security with regards to pipelines and our crude oil production facilities and we thank the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, for driving the process”.
He appealed to all the state governments, local governments areas, communities and other stakeholders to work in partnership with the corporation to safeguard the pipelines and other strategic national assets in order to reduce wastages.