Nigeria has discovered and developing crude oil in Bauchi and Gombe, President Muhammadu Buhari said in Maiduguri on Thursday.
He said that series of pipelines were being installed throughout so that “we start so that within these 17 months, Nigerians will be in positions to judge what this administration has done under my leadership’’.
The oil discovered in the part of the North, he said would help to balance the politics of oil in the country.
“We are indoctrinated that we are oil rich, we don’t need to work in the field. Everybody went in the towns and the cities to eat oil money.
“Now oil has almost become irrelevant, but we thank God that oil is now discovered in the country in Bauchi and Gombe And that will help to balance the politics of oil in the country.’’
The President also said that the nation would tackle insecurity in order to properly develop agriculture and grow the economy
“We have a lot of people who are unemployed. Only 2.5 percent of Nigerian arable lands are being used.
“I don’t know that, I was a governor, I was a Minister, I was a Head of State, but to be honest, I don’t know it till when one a Professor told me.
“When we came, insecurity and the economy were the most difficult as well as fighting corruption.’’