Tuesday, 21 April 2015

I will resume search for oil along the Lake Chad Basin - Buhari

President-elect, Gen Muhammadu Buhari says he will resume vigorous search for oil along the Chad Basin in parts of Borno State and other parts of the Northeast region once he is sworn in as President come May 29th. 

According to KSM news, Buhari said this while receiving Borno state Governor Kashim Shettima and Traditional Rulers and Elders from Borno state who came to Kaduna to pay him a congratulatory visit on Sunday April 19th. 


KSM news reports (the official news agency for Borno governor) that Gen Buhari in his address to the people promised to work to restore peace in the Northeast region by according top priority to ending the activities of  Boko Haram. He promised to work in collaboration with the government of Chad, Cameroon and Niger to curtail the trans border movement of Boko Haram insurgents, cut supply of arms as well as cut the recruitment and training of fresh recruits.

On Agriculture, the president-elect said the receding of Lake Chad will be addressed through the transfer of water from the Central African Republic to the lake to boost its commercial activities for fishing and irrigation farming. 

He recalled that he once read a document raising fears about receding of the Lake Chad which he handed over to former President Olusegun Obasanjo but now that he would be coming as President, he will handle the matter.

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