Sokoto to explore crude oil deposits, says Gov. Wamakko

Governor Aliyu Wamakko
Governor Wamakko can now breath a sigh of relief

Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State, said the state government had concluded plans to explore its abundant crude oil deposits .

Mr. Wamakko stated this on Monday in Sokoto while receiving the Sultan of Sokoto, AlhajiSa’ad Abubakar III, who paid him  Sallah homage

“We will soon write the Federal Government on the issue with a view to complying with the necessary guidelines.

“The oil deposits, when fully explored and exploited, will certainly boost the socio economic status of the people of the state as well as the nation’s economy.”

The governor promised that the state government would soon commence implementation of a new salary structure for traditional rulers in the 23 local government areas of the state.

“A committee set up to look into the remunerations of traditional rulers in the state had completed its assignment.

“We will soon come up with a white paper on the new salary for the traditional rulers and send a bill to the House of Assembly to legalise the package,’’ Wamakko said.

He commended the traditional ruler for their unalloyed support and cooperation to the state government, adding that arrangements had been concluded to introduce a special irrigation programme to boost food production.

The sultan said the visit was to felicitate with the governor on the successful completion of the Ramadan fast.

He commended Wamakko for giving special attention to the traditional rulers.

“We are leaders representing the people, we must facilitate all efforts to further improve their living standard,’’ he said.

The sultan commended the governor for providing new official vehicles to all the district heads and for the ongoing rehabilitation of their residences.


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  • Enemona

    Which oil? palm oil? or groundnut oil?

    • Aminu

      So u think it is only in the south that oil can be discovered abi? Go back to your elementary geography and read all about sedimentary basins. I am sure alot of ignorant fools like you will commit suicide when oil is discoverered in the North. Sentimental Fools!

      • enemona

        Why so serious??? It’s so easy to get you guys angry. I mean it was a joke that was supposed to make you angry and it did, you even went overboard. Mission accomplished. Next level, go get your gun!

    • Nagoma

      @Enemona:disqus Garri oil, or Yam oil ! Your reaction was not unexpected of a typical hate monger from the South. So sentimental, so tribal, so selfish, and above all so foolish, believing yourselves to be educated. Please free yourselves from ignorance and hatred and then try and grow!

  • Joe

    There is more oil in the desert countries of Iraq and Iran so the dumbos from the south should know that all the northern states are potential oil producing states. In few years to come when the reserves in the Niger delta is exhausted, the oil companies will relocate to the north and by then there will be strict regulations against gas flaring and oil spillage thus no damage to the environment. The north will also insist that before any company is allowed to extract oil they must first build a refinery. There will then be plenty of food, meat and oil products that can be exported to the Southern republic of Nigeria. The north will employ the professionals from the south to look after their farms, cattle and to help count the money under very tight supervision to check their insatiable crave for fraud.