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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Photos: Lagos Now Officially An Oil Producing State – Gov. Ambode

Tunde Folawiyo presenting a sample of the Crude oil to Gov. Ambode
The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday declared that Lagos has officially joined the League of Oil Producing States in Nigeria following
the discovery of crude oil by Tunde Folawiyo Petroleum Company Limited in Badagry, Lagos.

Governor Ambode commended the firm for their doggedness to achieve the feat after 25 years of hard work.

“I want to thank you very much for this and I say it with all conviction,” Mr. Ambode said.

“Because I know that based on section 162 Sub-Section 2 of the Nigeria Constitution, Lagos becomes an oil producing state and by virtue of this, the 13 percent derivation that is due to oil producing states, Lagos will start to partake from it by your very good gesture.

“So we officially declare Lagos State an oil producing state, we also notify the Federal Government by this action that we would be sharing out of the 13 percent derivation. So all we need do is to apply and then we join.”

Mr. Ambode also said the feat has not only placed Lagos in the history books as the first state outside the Niger Delta to become an oil producing State, but has also opened up a new page for revenue generation in the State.

Mr. Folawiyo also presented Governor Ambode with a sample of the crude oil discovered by his company in the state, a confirmation of Lagos becoming the first basin out of the Niger Delta to become an oil producing state.
A sample of the Crude oil

Source: Premium Times

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