Tambuwal updates Buhari on oil exploration in Sokoto, others


Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Monday told journalists that following a recent meeting he had with the GMD of NNPC, Maikanti Baru, he had briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on progress made with regards to oil exploration initiatives in the Sokoto Basin, Premium Times reports.

Mr. Tambuwal said he told President Buhari about the need for the federal government to continue to support the endeavour which he said; “will help in more provision of oil and gas which we believe is very much in abundance in this basin but also in bringing about agricultural revolution in that area.”

The Sokoto governor also said; “If you have gas, it will support the power supply which will in turn enhance and influence agro-allied industries that are likely to come on board and also have a positive impact economically on the lives and well-being of the people that are along the basin”.