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Governor Bala Muhammad Abdulkadir said Retired security experts must be engaged to address insecurity in the country during his lecture at the National Defense College

Governor Bala Muhammad Abdulkadir said Retired security experts must be engaged to address insecurity in the country during his lecture at the National Defense College

Bauchi State Governor Bala Muhammad Abdulkadir announced that the state is ready to begin crude oil drilling and refining at the already established Kolmani integrated facility in Alkaleri LGA.

He noted that efforts are on to attract foreign investors from India, who have already signed a deal with the state government to build a refinery in the state.

The Governor was speaking at the National Defense College, Abuja. In front of the participants of the college’s Regular course 32, it was confirmed that an Oil and Gas Academy had been developed to give appropriate manpower to the oil exploration and crude oil processing industries that would come to the state.

Responding to questions about the security of Bauchi State, which is bordered by chaotic states, Senator Bala Abdulkadir called for the formation of a Security and Peace Council, which would include retired military and police officers and be responsible for advising the government on the nation’s security architecture.

He explained that his administration has established a Ministry of Internal Security that collaborates with all National and Local security agencies to protect the state, stating that the effort is producing excellent results.

Responding to inquiries about agricultural opportunities in the state, Senator Bala Muhammad Abdulkadir claimed that Bauchi State is one of the leading producers of sesame seeds, which are in high demand in Middle Eastern countries, but that the state’s potential has been hampered by a poor strategy.

He further stated that his administration is working hard to revitalize the agricultural export sector through the use of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport, for which certification has been obtained.

In a statement, the Commandant of the National Defense College Abuja, Rear Admiral Olumuyiwa Morakinyo OLOTU, expressed gratitude to the Governor on behalf of the college and course 32 participants for accepting the invitation to be the guest speaker at the college.

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