Sunday, December 13, 2015

PDP Criticizes Buhari Over Allocation Of N39.4billion For Oil Exploration

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Delta State, Chief Sunny Onuesoke has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s allocation of N39.4 billion for oil exploration in the the northern part of Nigeria.

Onuesoke, who spoke yesterday at Yanagoa, Bayelsa State, said the provision in 2016 budget, is amazing, especially now when the West and other parts of the world are embarking on renewable energy exploration.

He said it is regrettable that Nigeria is allocating funds 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 are selling their reserve and diversifying to other sources of energy generation, it is now that 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, but 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 N39.4 billion 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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