The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri, Prof. Ibrahim Njodi has said the search for oil will continue, despite the recent Boko Haram attack.
Njodi said this when a delegation of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the Ministry of Petroleum visited him in Maiduguri.
Njodi said the institution will do its job when the NNPC re-organizes and return to exploration work in the area.
The VC described the cruel attack on the Frontier Exploration Services/Surface Geochemistry Sampling team comprising the NNPC, Consultants from University of Maiduguri, Consultants attached to the Integrated Data Services Limited, a subsidiary of the NNPC and Civilian escort team, as an act of God.
He called on the NNPC to support the University and the families of the bereaved and provide the much needed support to overcome the massive setback wrought by the insurgent attack.
Leader of the delegation, Engr. Saidu Mohammed, Chief Operating Officer in charge of gas and power unit of the NNPC, said the corporation will support the institution and the bereaved families.
“We have been great partners with the University of Maiduguri for many years and certainly when losses like this happen and under this circumstance, we cannot abandon our partners to their fate,’’ Engr. Mohammed said.