The Vice Chairman of North East Senators Forum, Senator Salisu Ibrahim Matori, has expressed optimism that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration will re-open the economic potentials of the northern part of the country by continuing with oil exploration as part of his campaign promises.
Senator Matori who is also the Vice Chairman, Arewa Consultative Forum stated this while interacting with journalists in Bauchi recently.
He said during electioneering campaign, “Tinubu stated it clearly in many places that he would continue with the oil exploration efforts in the country and look into oil discovery possibilities in states like Sokoto, Borno and all parts of the country as part of efforts to elevate energy security for the country, promote economic growth and prosperity for all our people,”
Matori said he has confidence that Tinubu will not forget, he will intensify oil search on Borno Basin, Sokoto Basin, Bida Basin, Anambra Basin and other basins in the country.
He advised President Tinubu to continue with dredging of River Niger, Baro, Ajaokuta, and Mambila Hydro power projects.
Senator Matori said completion of these projects and harnessing mineral resources in the north and other parts of the country, will no doubt open the northern region and promote socio economic development in the country.
Matori said that Tinubu has proved to Nigerians that he has all it takes to address the challenges bedeviling the country. He advised Nigerians to support him with prayers and wait for palliative measures that will cushion the effect of the removal of petroleum subsidy.
Senator Matori warned corrupt leaders that are looting the resources of their states or the country to have a rethink.
He commended the Economic Community of West African States for appointing Tinubu as their leader and assured that he will justify the confidence reposed in him.