Monday, 30 January 2017

Anambra State : DPR Certifies Re-entry Into Umuerum Gas Reserve

BY KENECHUKWU OFOMAH

The Department of Petroleum Resources has given approval for re-entry into the Gas Reserve at Umuerum in Ayamelum Council Area.
Governor Willie Obiano revealed this when he attended a function of the Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha at St Mary's Parish, Umuerum.
Governor Obiano who noted that Umuerum is blessed with one of the largest Gas Deposit in the Country, recalled how a multi-national Oil Company, Shell had discovered the Mineral resource 40 years ago and capped it because they were after Premium Motor Spirit, PMS.
He said what is delaying the full exploration of the Gas Reserve is ongoing negotiations with a South African Investor who is to take over the project and expressed the hope that when operational, the project will create lots of jobs and wealth opportunities for people of Ayamelum area.
Governor Obiano observed that due to the large expanse of virgin arable land which the Ayamelum possesses, the area holds great prospects for the future of the state which is being repositioned to anchor on Agriculture, assuring that his government will sustain its support to farmers in the area towards the achievement of its agricultural revolution initiative.
The governor called on people of the area to utilize the Continuous Voter Registration exercise which will take place later in the year to ensure that they are eligible to vote, reminding them that support for his administration will guarantee the realization of all the lofty projects ongoing across the state.

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