Oil Discovery: Bauchi makes special case on infrastructure to communities


From Ahmad SAKA, Bauchi

Bauchi State Government has explained that the state government has earmarked some very important projects that are needed to develop the communities s where oil was discovered in the State.

The State Commissioner  Ministry of Commerce and Industry Alhaji Mohammed Sadiq stated this in Bauchi over the weekend while answering questions from newsmen, He said

“My Governor as a proactive governor has earmarked development projects to the communities he took their case as a  special case he has a mission of bringing all developmental projects that are needed in the area.

Sadiq said the government is committed to making the best use of all the good that is coming out from that area, and he wants to ensure that all the challenges and problems experienced in Niger Delta are being addressed here right beforehand.

On the feud over the location of oil discovery between Bauchi and Gombe States, Sadiq said: “there is no problem, My Governor has been preaching peace he has not even bothered about any conflict because he knows that there is no good in any conflict between Bauchi and Gombe state, this is only coming among the few people but between government and government there is no problem, the authorities knows where everything falls so it is not in doubt that there is discovery in Bauchi, the other place which discovery it being expected may fall within the other part of the country which is our neighboring state, Gombe state we are expecting that and praying that their own well that is been worked on be as promising or new well be discovered again in Bauchi, I don’t think there a cause for alarm there is not going to be any conflict in whatever ramification”.

He said “  as a result of government plan, There are a lot of investment there are agro investments that are coming into the state, there are also a brownfield investment which our industries and more that we want to establish falls in that segments and we are expecting or we have stand we have made our selves ready been for active for this coming of oil in the state to see that much is done maximum advantage is derived as a lot of companies will spring out of the oil that is going to be the reeled in the refinery that state is going to be a place with everything takes effect”


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