Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timpire Sylva, has said that Nigeria has found oil in the North.
The Niger Delta has been the source of Nigeria’s oil wealth for decades but Sylva said on Monday that exploration activities in the northern part of the country has yielded the golden resource.
According to him, oils has particularly been found in Gombe, while further search continues in the Lake Chad region.
He said in Abuja while on a TV programme: “Definitely, we are very much on that project. We have already found oil. We have drilled two wells so far in the North-East, in the Gombe area and they were very successful and the exploration and drilling will continue on our side of the Chad Basin.”