Borno State has joined the list of oil-producing states in Nigeria following several months of exploration activities. The Federal Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Jamila Shua’ra, disclosed this during the agreement signing ceremony for joint venture, cash call exit and presentation of the petroleum sector score card in Abuja. Shua’ra, however, failed to disclose the particular area in Borno State where oil was discovered and if the discovery was in commercial quantity. She attributed the discovery of oil in Borno and Lagos states to the doggedness of the present administration. Also, the ministry announced that the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, would in 2017 conduct bid rounds for open blocks and conclude the previously aborted marginal fields bid round to enhance the entry of new players, stimulate competition and generate revenue for the government.