Tinubu Speaks On Climate Change, Shifts Attention To "Recharge The Lake Chad"

Tinubu Speaks On Climate Change, Shifts Attention To "Recharge The Lake Chad"

  • Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate, has disclosed commitment to continue with the crude oil exploration in the basins states
  • While speaking at the flag-off ceremony of the oil drilling at the Kalmani in Bauchi state presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, Tinubu said he will recharge Lake Chad
  • Tinubu committed while commending President Buhari for his successful efforts in finding hydrocarbon efforts in the frontier basins

Bauchi, Bauchi - Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said he would not stop the exploration efforts of the federal government in all the frontier basins in the country.

Speaking at the flag-off ceremony for oil drilling at the Kalmani area of Gongola Basin, now between Bauchi and Gombe states, Tinubu said he would be more particular about recharging Lake Chad.

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The ceremony marked the first oil drilling project in northern Nigeria.

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The event, which was held on Tuesday, November 22, was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The presidential hopeful commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the historic achievement, noting that he has always believed that every part of Nigeria is blessed.

In a statement issued by his media office and signed by Tunde Rahman, the former governor of Lagos state then called for support to fully develop every part of the country's potential for great contribution to national prosperity.

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Tinubu promised to intensify the search for crude oil in Borno, Sokoto, Bida, Anambra and other basins along Lake Chad.

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Tinubu commended the president for what he called a historic achievement, saying he had always believed every part of the country is richly blessed and should be supported to fully develop their potential and contribute to national prosperity.

Tinubu said:

"The effort to find hydrocarbon deposits in our frontier basins has now paid off. The successful delivery of this project will elevate energy security for the country, and promote economic growth and prosperity for all our people.
"I would like to commend President Buhari and the NNPC team for being steadfast and for the hard work."

He assured the entire country that he is committed to the good works that the present administration had started and brought about their full realization.

"To ensure overall energy security and resource mobilization for our country, if elected, we shall continue the ongoing exploration works in all frontier basins in line with the new Petroleum Industry Act of 2021.

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"We will intensify oil search on Borno Basin, Sokoto Basin, Bida Basin, Anambra Basin and other basins. Mr President, I join you in anticipation of the full delivery of the projects and future projects of this nature."

The statement further added:

"The effort to find hydrocarbon deposits in our frontier basins has now paid off. The successful delivery of this project will elevate energy security for the country, and promote economic growth and prosperity for all our people.
"I would like to commend President Buhari and the NNPC team for being steadfast and for the hard work."

The event was attended among others by Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, APC National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, Deputy National Chairman, North, Senator Abubakar Kyari, Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Chief Timiprey Sylva, Group CEO, NNPC Limited, Mele Kyari and his team.

Tinubu was accompanied to the event by his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima, and Governors of Kebbi and Jigawa States, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu and Alhaji Abubakar Badaru respectively.

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Also on the trip were the Chairman of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu and many other important personalities.

Jubilation as sample photos of oil discovered in 2 northern states emerge

Legit.ng earlier reported that photos of the samples of oil discovered in Bauchi and Gombe states have surfaced online to confirm the NNPC Limited discovery.

The journey to discover crude oil began in 2016 in some northern states and the commodity was discovered in commercial quantity in Gombe, Bauchi, Niger and Borno.

On Tuesday, President Buhari flag-off the Kolmani Integrated Development Project in Bauchi state to commence the operation of commercial oil drilling for the first time in northern Nigeria.

Source: Legit.ng

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