By: Valentine Adese (JP),
The Member representing Pankshin/Kanke/Kanam/ Federal Constituency of Plateau State, at the Lower Chamber of the National Assembly, Rt. Hon. Yusuf Gagdi has express his joy and happiness over the recent disclosure of the discovery of large deposit of oil in Kanam and Wase Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Plateau State, by the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC).
Rt. Hon. Gagdi, while expressing his feelings over the discovery in a press statement made available to REALITY, stated that the news is received, “ with high expectations by the named communities for its economic benefits, not only to the immediate communities, but to the State and Nigeria at large.”
Gagdi, further added that, “As the Representative of Pankshin/Kanke/Kanam Federal Constituency in whose constituency one of the named areas fall, I am highly elated that this development is coming at a time like this, when Representation of our people is centered on improved economic well-being of the citizens.”
The Lawmaker also used the statement, to call on the state government to use all avenues at its disposal to ensure that oil exploration on the identified sites come to fruition.
“I enjoin the Plateau State Government to use all avenues at its disposal to ensure oil exploration on these identified sites come to fruition, while the immediate communities give their maximum cooperation to government and its officials in pursuance of this lofty achievements.” He stated.
Adding that, “I am particularly happy for the people of Kanam LGA, in whose domain such development is discovered, because of its economic advantage to the immediate community in terms of job creation and physical development that is bound to be witnessed by reason of the oil exploration in their locality.
“On behalf of the people of Kanam LGA, and by extension, PKK, I appreciate the NNPC for embarking on such a gainful venture, and the Plateau State government for providing the enabling environment for the survey to yield the desired result.”