As Jonathan declares Anambra oil state…Kogi stakes claim to same oil wells
President Jonathan opened the refinery being built by
Orient Petroleum at Aguleri Otu in Anambra East local
government area and declared Anambra an oil producing state. But moments later across the border in Kogi State,
Governor Idris Wada said in a statement: “Kogi will be a
major stake holder in the refinery, considering the fact the oil wells that will service the refinery are in Odeke Community in Ibaji Local Government Area of the state.” Wada made the claim in a statement issued from the
office of his deputy Yomi Awoniyi, a day after a
community group issued a public notice saying that the oil deposits claimed by Anambra State are within the Odeke community of Kogi State.