The Government of Nasarawa state has announced the cheery news of the discovery of hydrocarbons in Keana Local Government Area of the state.

Written by on July 7, 2022

Nasarawa State governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule has announced the discovery of hydrocarbons in commercial quantity in Obi, Agwatashi, Aloshi in Keana local governments of Nasarawa State.

The governor disclosed this while playing host to elders of Alago nation who were on a courtesy call at the Government House, recently.

The governor averred that the state is blessed with mineral resources including oil and gas, following the realisation that the initial discovery of hydrocarbons in Keana has extended into some areas in the Benue trough into Obi, Agwatashi and Aloshi parts of the state.

He described the presence of the solid minerals as amazing and unprecedented, saying for coal deposits to foreshadow substantial oil and gas deposit as it was discovered in Agwatashi area of the state is a positive development.

Engineer Sule used the opportunity of the visit to inform the Alago Elders that following concerted attempts by his administration to find use for the completed Lafia Cargo Airport, Kwandare, the efforts finally paid off with President Muhammadu Buhari announcing the decision by the federal government to takeover the facility

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