The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has promised to ensure the crude oil discovered in Bauchi/Gombe states is used to develop the area.
He made the promise during the PDP presidential campaign rally at the Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi, on Tuesday.
“I have also pledged that the petroleum resources that have been discovered between Bauchi and Gombe will be exploited and brought back to the benefit of the people,” the former vice president told the gathering, weeks before Nigerians head to the polls.
He also vowed to ensure the smooth exploration of petroleum resources discovered in the area if elected as president later in the month.
As far as he is concerned, the transportation of crude oil from the states won’t be an issue. This is because he plans to revive the rail lines connecting the North-East with other parts of Nigeria