Buhari feels oil find in north’ll stabilise Naija
The president elect, Muhammadu Buhari has noted that if oil is discovered and exploited in the northern part of the country, it would balance regional perceptions and manage agitations so as to enhance the stability of the country.
To this end he has promised that his administration would deploy enormous resources to resume vigorous search for oil along the Chad Basin in parts of Borno State.
The incoming President said he was very much aware of exploration activities in the area since 1978 as Minister of Petroleum, and that he had visited a site in Borno State as a Head of State to assess exploration activities, adding, that he was very much conversant with the issue and would take it up as President when he settles in office.
Buhari spoke at his residence in Kaduna on Sunday while responding to requests made by Governor Kashim Shettima, the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Elkanemi and some elders from Borno State during a congratulatory visit to the President elect.Sai-Buhari
General Buhari said he had many years ago, suggested the need to take the search for oil in the north seriously, and promised to pay special attention to the economic potentials of the northeast so as to make it attractive for investments.
The president-elect said his incoming administration will accord priority to ending the Boko Haram insurgency and bring stability in the north east geopolitical zone and focus on re-activating the Lake Chad.
The President-elect also assured the delegation the receding of Lake Chad will be addressed through the transfer of water from the central African Republic to the lake to boost its commercial activities for fishing and irrigation farming.
Buhari said the Lake has the potentials to create millions of jobs through irrigation and many other commercial uses it was associated with many years ago.
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