Nigeria approves new projects for restive oil regionNigeria on Wednesday approved dozens of projects aimed at easing tensions in the oil-rich Niger Delta The Niger Delta, the delta of the Niger River in Nigeria, is a densely populated region sometimes called the Oil Rivers because it was once a major producer of palm oil. , where unrest in the past three years has hurt the country's lucrative oil industry.
Information Minister Dora Akunyili Dr. Dora Nkem Akunyili is the Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) of Nigeria. She is a pharmacist, professor and governmental administrator who has gained international recognition and won hundreds of awards for her work in told reporters some 45 projects had been approved by the federal cabinet for the region.
"Following deliberations between the Niger Delta stakeholders and the federal government, the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF PTDF Power Transfer Distribution Factor
PTDF Pressure Treated Douglas Fir (lumber) ) was mandated to establish a Federal Polytechnic of Oil and Gas in Ekowe, Bayelsa state Bayelsa State is a state in southern Nigeria in the core Niger Delta region, between Delta State and Rivers State. Its capital is Yenagoa. The language spoken here is Ijaw; however, like the rest of Nigeria, English is the official language. ," she said.
She said the school would cost 14.9 bilion naira (100 million dollars).
The minister said the cabinet also approved about 179 billion naira for 44 other projects for the region.
Akunyili said the cabinet's approval "is in tandem with the promise of President Umaru Yar'Adua to fast-track the provision of concrete infrastructure in the Niger Delta region."
She said the existing Petroleum Training Institute in southern Delta state -- established to address the problem of a lack of local middle-level technical manpower in the oil and gas industry -- would be upgraded at the cost of 5.7 billion naira.
Despite being home to Nigeria's multi-billion-dollar oil and gas industry, inhabitants
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Following a recent government amnesty for the region's militants to lay down their arms and embrace peace, the country's oil output has risen to around 1.7 million barrels per day Barrels per day (abbreviated BPD, bbl/d, bpd, bd or b/d) is a measurement used to describe the amount of crude oil (measured in barrels) produced or consumed by an entity in one day. against a low of 1.3 million barrels two months ago.