All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, has said he will recharge Lake Chad and continue explorations works on all Northern frontiers basins if elected president 2023 election.
Newsonline reports that Bola Tinubu said he intends to continue in the history made by President Muhammadu Buhari in exploring oil in all parts of the country including the North.
The former Lagos state governor said this on Tuesday at the ground-breaking ceremony for oil drilling at Kalmani Area of Gongola Basin now located between Bauchi and Gombe states.
Tinubu said the historic achievement of President Buhari, in the first oil drilling project in the Northern part of the country, was in line with his belief that every part of the country is richly blessed and should be supported to fully develop its 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, 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 added, “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.
“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 other projects of this nature in future.”
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.
Others were his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima, governors of Kebbi and Jigawa States, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu and Alhaji Abubakar Badaru respectively. Also on the trip were chairman of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, former Chairman of Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu and many other important personalities.