“With the discovery of oil in Bauchi and Gombe, we put an end to propaganda that the North is dependent on the South” – Presidential committee

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Members of the Presidential Support Committee (PSC) have said the recent discovery of oil deposits in Bauchi and Gombe states will be for the benefit of all Nigerians, adding that it will go a long way in boosting the country’s supply in international crude oil market.?
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Speaking at a press conference in Kaduna at the weekend, the Director, Media and Publicity of PSC, Dr Kailani Muhammad, said the oil deposits found in these states are not for the states alone, but the entire country.?
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According to him, the President needs to be applauded for the feat in view of the fact that oil exploration began in the 1990s.?
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“Also, in 2005, President Olusegun Obasanjo awarded the oil exploration to the New Nigeria Development Company (NNDC). The exploration failed to yield any positive results until February 2, 2019, when President Muhammadu Buhari broke the jinx.?
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“The oil and gas discovered in Gombe and Bauchi states cannot be consumed by indigenes of the two states alone, it is for the benefit of the entire nation. We appeal to President Buhari to ensure that explorations in these new locations begin before he exits office in 2023.?
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“We hope that the discovery of these oil deposits in the North will put an end to the much touted and misplaced propaganda that the North is dependent on the South for sustenance because of its oil deposits.”?
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