The Federal Government has called for more investment from the Organised Private Sector (OPS) to invest in Bitumen extraction in order to meet local demand and increase the nation’s volume of export.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu made the call while formally declaring open the 10th International Conference Series of the Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBBRI) in Abuja with the theme: “Circular Economy in the Built Environment for Enhanced Performance of the Nigerian Construction Industry”.
According to him, Nigeria has estimated 42bn barrels of Bitumen reserves, and that a whopping 43 industrial chemicals including heavy crude petroleum can be obtained from bitumen…
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