Oil exploration, security top discussion between Buhari and northern governors

Oil exploration, security top discussion between Buhari and northern governors

- President Muhammadu Buhari met with three governors from the north on Monday, October 9

- The meeting held separately inside the Aso Rock Presidential Villa

- Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto revealed that issues concerning oil exploration and security in the region were discussed

Details of the meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and some governors from the northern part of Nigeria have been revealed.

Buhari met with three governors from the north concerning issues relating to possible oil exploration in the region as well as security among others.

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The governors who attended the meeting which held at the Presidential Villa include Ibrahim Geidam of Yobe; Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto and Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa.

Speaking on the outcome of the meeting with Buhari, Tambuwal said he briefed the president about the recent visit of governors to the southeastern part of Nigeria.

“I came to see our leader, President Muhammadu Buhari, and we had discussion on quite a number of issues. Of specific mention is the issue of the general well-being of the country, security situation of the country.

“I am sure you are aware that recently we were in the South East as governors from the North.

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“We went to interact with our brothers in the South East and South South and particularly people of the North residing there. So there was a need for a feedback,” Tambuwal said adding that issues of possible oil exploration were also discussed.

In 2016, NAIJ.com reported that a British firm was appointed by the 19 northern state governments to carry out the exploration activities for oil and gas.

This move is coming two weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari gave the order to the Nigeria National Petroleum Commission (NNPC) to commence the exploration of oil in the north.

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Source: Naija.ng

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