After years of fighting by successive government in the state to benefit from the God-given gift as an oil producing state, and being frustrated, it has finally been achieved.
Anambra State is now a member of the oil-producing states of Nigeria, hence, entitled to the thirteen percent derivation fund.
This is sequel to the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission’s approval of Governor Willie Obiano’s request for due share of revenue accruing to the nation from oil and gas production activities in Anambra state.
According to the approval letter through its Secretary, Mr M.B. Shehu, and addressed to Governor Obiano, the Commission, approved the attribution of eleven oil wells wholly to Anambra State.
The Commission also approved attribution of Anambra River One, Two, and Three oil wells, to be shared on fifty-fifty percent basis between Anambra and Kogi States, pending the final delineation of boundaries of the two States.
The eleven oil wells wholly attributed to Anambra State are Nzam-One oil well, Alo- One oil well, and Ogbu- One oil well.
Others are Ameshi One, Two, Three and Four oil wells, as well as Enyie One, Two, Three, and Four oil wells.
Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Commission’s approval was at its 139th plenary session, held on twenty seventh July, 2021.