Anambra set to join league of oil producing states

Chief Emeka Anyaoku(left), Gov. Peter Obi

All is set for Anambra State to join the league of oil producing states in Nigeria as the Orient Petroleum Resources Plc, in the coming weeks will begin the production of crude oil in the state.

The Chairman, Board of Directors of Orient Petroleum Chief Emeka Anyaoku made this announcement yesterday while inspecting the company’s facilities located at Aguleri Otu in Anambra West Local Government Area, in company of the Governor of the state, Peter Obi, former vice president, Dr Alex Ekwueme, Managing Director of Orient Petroleum Plc, Engr Emeka Nwoawka, Igwe Peter Anukwu of Mbaukwu among others.

Chief Anyaoku said the company was ready to start production of crude in a couple of weeks which would mark the first time crude was produced in inland basin in the country

He also stated that the company’s service contractor had made significant progress in the acquisition of high resolution 3D seismic data over 640 square kilometers of Orient’s oil blocks OPL 915 & 916 to delineate the full extent of the hydrocarbon discoveries and prospects.

The Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi commended the Board of Orient Petroleum for its resilience and determination to bring the project on stream. He said that when functional, the company will among other things create employment, fast-track overall development of the host community as well as contribute in strengthening the State and national economy. He assured of continued government support for the project.

It would be recalled that during the company’s 2011 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in 2011, Chief Emeka Anyaoku confirmed that the company would start crude oil exploration, production and sales this year.

8 Comments

  • Oh Thanks to God. This is wonderful news for all Anambra indigenes. I salute the patriotic spirit of Chief Emeka Anyaoku and Chief Alex Ekwueme.It’s high time we the Igbos develop our region in all facets and make it habitable. I look forward to this development. God bless Anambra and Nigeria at large.

  • ANAMBRA OIL SHULD HV BIN LEFT ALONE 4 NW, I KNW FED GOV. WIL STIL TREAT OUR PPL LIK D NAIJA DELTA, WE WIL FORM MILITANT IF DE DO OO, I PRESUME D INCOME WIL BE MISUSED, AND OUR PPL BE EXPLOITED AS WEL, MAY GOD SAVE US

  • TAPIN EVRY OIL SPOT IN NIG AT D SAME TIME ISN’T D BEST IDEA, FEG GOV WULD KNW DAT, I KNW, BT D INSATIABLE LEADERS WE HV WULDNT ALOW FUTURE STORAGE, MAY GOD HELP US LET D INCOME BE WEL MANIPULATED, IMAGINE ANAMBRA CITY ROAD, ELECTRIC, WATER, ODA AMENITIES CONDITION, ITZ TERIBLE AND INCREDIBLE

  • thank GOD at last we made it.the state govt as a matter of urgency should begin the construction of an international airport.the state will reap somuch billions of naira in revenue. the governor should use private and foreign company to achive this. the state has rich people and why building the distribution tanks in kogi state why not anambra in this era of uncertainty you guys must reverse it or you have yourself,s to blame.i love anambra state.

  • Wao, Thank God 4 d gud nws nt killin ad bombin, gvtmnt pls make proper use of d resource ad generate youth empowerments ad employments pls. So it wl serve as mark of lession 2 other igbo states.
    Fed govt gv way or militant wl evn be aceptble dan …. Wat wl cm out of Anambra state o.
    Lnglif Igbos,
    lnglif Anambra,
    lnglif Nigeria.

  • Thank God that my father’s land has finally joined the OIL PRODUCING AREA in the country.

    I know that one day I WILL TAKE OVER GUBERNATORIAL SEAT OF ANAMBRA STATE and i will PUT A SMILE ON THE FACE OF MY PEOPLE once again.

    To GOD BE THE GLORY greater things He Hath Done!

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