Barely three months after Federal Government began the exploration of crude oil in the Kolmani Oil Field, the District Head of Lame, Alhaji Aliyu Yakubu Lame has asked Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed to move for the search of crude oil deposit in Toro local government area of the state.
Over the years, unscientific evidence indicates traces of large deposits of crude oil in communities of Toro, an area known for its abundant mineral resources.
The District Head said this when the governor visited his palace in continuation of his reelection campaign tour of local government areas of the state.
He said crude oil exploration in Toro will further deepen revenue sources accruing into the coffers of not only Bauchi State but also Nigeria as a whole.
Alhaji Lame said apart from crude oil deposits, Toro has a vast field of gold deposits enough to sustain Bauchi State for decades, hence the need for government to come in and ensure that people benefited from the natural resources that God blessed the area with.
“Over the years, most of our youths are engaged in mining activities for a living and they are doing brisk business
“In Toro local government we have tin and columbite enough to sustain Bauchi State without a penny from the monthly Federation Account Allocation
“I want to use this opportunity to crave your indulgence Your Excellency to make the case for the full exploration of crude oil and other mineral deposits available in our land for the benefit of our people, Bauchi State and Nigeria as a whole,” he said.
Responding, Governor Bala Mohammed assured of his commitment to deliver people-oriented projects to the people as he did in his first tenure if reelected governor on March 25.
The governor commended the efforts of the District Head for standing firm to woo projects from the state government for his people.
Governor Bala urged the people of Toro local government to massively support all PDP candidates in the forthcoming general elections to rescue Nigeria and turn around the country’s misfortunes.