Nigeria’s crude oil production in December 2020 fell to 1.17 million barrels per day, sinking to an all-time low last month by 155,000 barrels amid the production cuts placed by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies. OPEC made this known on Thursday in a January report, saying an increase in oil production would enhance Nigeria’s economy this year, particularly as Nigeria’s economy entered recession in the last quarter of 2020. “Crude oil output increased mainly in Libya, Iraq and the UAE, while production decreased primarily in Nigeria, Congo and Angola. Libya’s crude oil output in December rose to 1.22 million bpd, according to secondary sources,” OPEC said.
The Federal Government has today signed the contract documents to commence the Kano- Maradi, Niger Republic, and Kano-Dutse railway project Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amechi, stated this today while updating newsmen on the development saying, Mota-Engil Group, is the contractor selected by the government to execute the project and as a gesture, they have pledged to build a University for the Nigerian Government as its corporate social responsibility.
President Muhammadu Buhari has today issued a strong warning to revenue-generating agencies against defaulting to meet targets. Buhari issued this warning shortly after he signed the N13.588 trillion 2021 Appropriation Bill and Finance into law, encouraging the authorities to work hard to meet their target.