We’ll Vigorously Pursue Mambila Dam, Kolmani Oil, Says Senator Siyako Yaro

By Khalid Idris Doya

Senator representing Gombe South district, Senator Anthony Siyako Yaro has said that Northern Senators Forum would collectively facilitate the smooth and rapid growth and development of the region through ensuring the provision of infrastructural facilities and execution of economically viable projects that could improve the quality of lives of the people.

Senator Anthony Siyako Yaro said that members of the forum have been meeting regularly with a view to ensure the realization of stalled projects such as the construction of Mambilla Hydro-electric power supply and the Kolmani oil well, among others.

“We the Northern Senators have sat down immediately after our swearing-in, we developed programmes for the North, Kolmani is one of them, Mambilla Hydro-electric project is another, and so many others that we must see to their realization”, he said.

The Senator Yaro, who was fielding journalists questions in his constituency shortly after the Kaltungo annual cultural festival, stated that the Northern senators were fully committed to the realization of such project as the Kolmani oil by giving the necessary support and good use of their offices to see that Kolmani is back on its free.

Senator Yaro said, “By the grace of God, I’m in the Senate committee on down-stream sector, we have sittings on the budget defence just three weeks ago, all those things were mention and raise by my colleague the House of Representatives member from Yamaltu-Deba, so we will support the system, use our good offices to see that Kolmani is back on it’s feet in terms of progress”.

He added, “So much money was invested there oil was found, so for goodness sake it’s just to boost it and then production would start, we need to connect ourselves, and when you mention Northern Senators Forum, not even my constituency alone, so we are mindful, all of us on the project that would help us more forward, and there is no way we cannot pursue it to a logical conclusion”.

The Senator explained that Kolmani is on top line as an area that would provide income for both Bauchi and Gombe states, the Northeast subregion and Nigeria as a whole, stressing that, “All those are to improve things along the Kolmani oil well. Kolmani, we are on it, we will bring it back to life, we have so many of our colleagues in so many relevant committees of the Legislature”.

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