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Sokoto Eager to Commence Oil Exploitation

By on August 24, 2012


Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko, said on Thursday that the state would soon make a presentation to the Federal Government on how to exploit the crude oil deposits discovered in commercial quantity in the state.

The governor spoke to State House Correspondents after the National Economic Council meeting presided over by Vice-President Namadi Sambo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Wamakko, who confirmed that oil was discovered in commercial quantity in Sokoto, said the state was happy with the development.

The News Agency of Nigeria quoted him as saying details of the discovery would be made public as soon as the presentation was made to the Federal Government and made available for exploration work.

The governor said, “After having made the discovery, we are going to make formal presentation to the Federal Government to commence the process or allow us to continue.

“Once we make the formal presentation to the Federal Government and there is fund, then we will talk to you in details on what is and how it is.” he said.



  1. Johnson Umweni

    August 24, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    This is potentially a very good piece of news! Hope its true though!!

  2. Concerned Nigerian

    August 30, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Scam!! Same way they claimed there was Oil in Bauchi, and spent Billions of Naira building infrastructure supposedly for the coming Oil Industry. Now we have many highways in the area leading to little villages, while development in overpopulated Southern parts of Nigeria are neglected. let us see the exploration logs and results. Classic 419 for a country of fools led by thieves.