Oil Discovery: Sokoto State to make presentation to FG, says Wamakko

Governor Aliyu Wamakko

Sokoto state says it is making preparations on how to exploit oil deposits discovered in the state.

Picture Suggestion: Aliyu Wamakko or sokoto state highlighted in Nigerian map

Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State said on Thursday that the state would soon make a presentation to the Federal Government on how to exploit the crude oil he says has been discovered in commercial quantity in the state.

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

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

He added that details of the discovery would be made public, as soon as the presentation is made to the Federal Government and made available for exploration work.

“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.

Mr. Wamakko had hinted on Tuesday in Sokoto that there are abundant crude oil deposits in his state when he received the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, who paid him a Sallah visit.

The governor had said that the oil deposits, when fully explored and exploited, would boost the socio-economic status of the people of the state and the country’s economy.

 


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  • KZR

    This is not suprising, if there is crude oil in Niger why not in Sokoto?

  • akpos1

    Na laugh I dey Laugh. For all these years they secretely stored Oil from NNPC in the far NW so that they will one day claim they found oil. Dnt worry. We will investigate to be sure that it is not SS oil that these Mallams have stored. The ND oil has special chemical content and formular. We shall subject the purported oil from the North to rigorous tests.

    In any case, if it is true, then GOODNEWS!! – The morbid Northern parasites shall be let off the breast milk of the SS. It will remain the West. And since they have some sympathetic drops of Oil in Ondo, they too can claim to be oil producing. The East will be left out but the gallant East are up to the task. I am sure they can produce and replicate the Oil anyhow. Oil is Oil. U know what I mean.

    So, the useless and forced union called Nigeria can finally breakup. Praise the LORD.

    • Iretiayomide

      I agree with you on this one.. Lol

    • MUAZU L. H.

      i REALLY REALLY HOPE THIS BREAKUP WILL COME TO PASS VERY VERY SOONEST THAN EXPECTED. YOU WILL SEE IT IN ACTION NOT JUST TALKING ON PAGES OF NEWS PAPERS.

  • HAHAHAHAHA IGBO ARE MONKEY’S

  • ijaw man

    In the south south when oil is discovered its the FGN that exploits it or hands over the oil blocks to the fulanis-not in sokoto state-its the state government who decides while fools like amaechi and dickson sell their people cheap to them-states in the south south don’t even own one oil well-