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Published On: Sat, Dec 12th, 2015

Onuesoke Faults Buhari’s Allocation of N39.4b for Oil Exploration in the North

PDP Chietain,Chief Sunny Onuesoke

PDP Chietain,Chief Sunny Onuesoke


LAGOS DECEMBER 12TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s allocation of N39.4b for oil exploration in the the Northern part of Nigeria.
Reacting to the pronouncement of the allocation as enshrined in 2016 budget, Onuesoke, while speaking to newsmen in yenogua, Baylsea State said it is amazing that when the West and other parts of the world is embarking on renewable energy exploration, Nigeria is allocating fund for oil exploration in arid Northern part of the country.
“I wonder if Nigeria is thinking ahead or backward. I am saying this because when countries like America is selling their reserve and diversifying to other sources of energy generation, it is now Nigeria is exploring for more oil in the north. It should be noted that Nigeria cannot be an advocate of climate change and at the same time investing on oil exploration instead of renewable drive for sustainable energy like solar,” he argued.
Describing the action of the Federal Government as waste of priority, Onuesoke maintained that it is waste of time and resources by searching for oil in the desert when nation can channel the money on something else meaningful to the development of the country.
“The action of government showed that the country is not ready to diversify by searching for this silly oil elsewhere instead of thinking of how to do without oil. We will soon start looking for where we can dig out raw Dollars in the north too,” Onuesoke noted.
He called on Buhari to divert the N39.4b budgeted for oil exploration in Northern part of Nigeria into research programme on renewable source of energy because the world focus today bid towards renewable source of power.

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