29 July 2012

Nigeria: President Jonathan to Commission Anambra Oil-Field

The Aguleri-Otu oil-flow station in Anambra State will be commissioned by President Goodluck Jonathan on August 30, 2012, the Anambra State Commissioner for Special Duties, Barr. Vincent Ezenwajiaku, has assured.

Ezenwajiaku said the project would be completed for commissioning by the President, thus putting Anambra in the list of oil producing states in the country.

The commissioner, who is also the head, Implementation Committee on the President's Visit, while on tour with newsmen to ascertain the level of work at the site yesterday, observed that the job is going on according to specification and would be completed on time.

"We are satisfied with the level of work already executed by the Niger Cat Construction Company handling the project. The ramps, helipad, helipark and car parks would be ready before the President's visit."

The site engineer, Niger Cat Construction Company, Samir A. Chanine, told journalists that all facilities at the flow-station would be ready within the next few weeks, just as he identified rainfall and floods as major impediment.

"We are working in swampy area, and rainfall is slowing down the work. Actually, we are doing our best to complete the job on time. The helipad for landing a helicopter is ready, and the helipark is almost completed. We are constructing ramps for crossing the river linking the oil-field. Two car parks, and work on the 4.3 kilometres road from Umueje in Aguleri is nearing completion. All will be ready before the President's visit." he assured.

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