Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari will flag-off the third oil field in Northern part of the country on Tuesday.
The third oil field flag -off was contained in a public announcement on Monday by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited and the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority.
The oil field is located in Ebenyi at the Headquarters of Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
The flagging-off is scheduled for Tuesday, 28 March 2023.
It is the second oil field in the North Central region; the first was the Ibaji Oil field in Kogi state.
In the history of Nigeria’s exploration, the Ebenyi Oil field is the third in Northern Nigeria; the first was Kolomani, located in the Bauchi/Gombe axis.
15 January 1956 was the first time Nigeria discovered crude oil in commercial quantity in Oloibiri, a community in the Niger Delta region.