This was after Buhari flagged off oil exploration in Kolmani field, Barambu village, in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State,
Describing the discovery as a healthy development, the former vice president said it will go a long way in revitalising the fortunes of the Northeastern region of Nigeria.
He, however, lamented that the discovery was without prejudice to his focus on the diversification of our economy
Atiku tweeted on Wednesday, “The discovery of crude oil and the official flag-off of the exploration by President Muhammadu Buhari, @MBuhari, is a healthy development that will go a long way in revitalising the fortunes of the Northeastern region of Nigeria.
“It will create an opportunity for more investment in education with an emphasis on skills training and entrepreneurship development, which in return, will further generate prosperity for our young people and guarantee a better future for the upcoming generation.
“However, this discovery is without prejudice to my focus on the diversification of our economy that will ensure multiple streams of revenues for the country.”
Atiku meets CAN leadership
The former vice president on Tuesday held an interactive session with the Christian Association of Nigeria over his presidential amdition.
Describing the emeting, he tweeted, “It was a rewarding experience for me and the leadership of CAN. My policy prescriptions to RECOVER Nigeria appears to align with the demands of the association greatly.
“Above all, I stressed the inevitability of CHANGING the CHANGE that has, in the past seven years plus, led us to a socio-economic and political cul de sac.
“I thank the National Executive Committee of CAN for the opportunity to share my thoughts with them on the pathway to a New Nigeria. I look forward to other engagements with other critical stakeholders in the country in our quest to Recover Nigeria.”