Oil discovery in Northeast: No conflict between Bauchi, Gombe –Gov. Muhammad
From Sule Aliyu, Bauchi
Bauchi State governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad has expressed delight with the discovery of natural gas and crude oil in the area.
The governor was speaking on the occasion of the 2019 Maulud celebration held at the Main Bowl of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium (ATBS), Bauchi, noting that there would be no any conflict with Gombe following the discovery of crude oil in Kolmani River 11 of the Barambu exploration site in Alkaleri Local Government Area of the state.
Our correspondent reports that only recently some Gombe elders had called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in a lingering tension between the two states over the ownership of the recent crude oil deposits.
But, Governor Muhammad said the story was not true.
“The two states remain the same entity. Gombe was curved out of Bauchi; we are brothers and sisters. If oil is discovered in any of the border communities, we are all the same,” the governor said, noting that those insinuating conflict are enemies of progress.