The Presidential Candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has promised to continue the exploration works in all frontier basins in the country and particularly recharge Lake Chad.
The former two times occupant of the Lagos State government house, gave the assurance on Tuesday at the ground-breaking ceremony for oil drilling at Kalmani Area of Gongola Basin now located between Bauchi and Gombe states.
The APC presidential principal and self acclaimed City Boy, made this pledge through Tunde Rahman, his Media Aide in Abuja on Tuesday, said the ceremony presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, was the first oil drilling project in the Northern part of the country.
Subsequently, Tinubu lauded Buhari for what he called ‘historic achievement,’ adding that he had always believed every part of the country is richly blessed and should be supported to fully develop their potentials and contribute to national prosperity.
In his words: “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.”
The APC presidential flagbearer assured of his commitment to the good works that the present administration had started and promised to bring about their full realization.
The former Lagos Governor said: “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.”
Tinubu was accompanied to the event by his running mate Senator Kashim Shettima; Governors Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi) and Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa).