Mr. Usman Bugaje, A member of the Northern Elders Forum has claimed that there is no oil producing state in Nigeria.
Bugaje stated this while addressing the elders forum, he said North is the only region in Nigeria that could lay claim to the oil because of its landmass.
He said 72% of the country’s landmass belongs to the north and by United Nation’s law, it is only the north that has the right to claim ownership of the oil.
According to him, “There is no oil producing state. The only oil producing state is the Nigeria state itself.
“Because the investments come from the Nigerian state; the territory belongs to the Nigerians state.
“It’s the measure of land mass that you have that will give you the mileage to the sea.”
“In the landmass of this country, as we know, that gives us that lounged of 200 miles and more into the ocean is because of that 72% landmass of this country which is the north.
“So what they claim is the offshore oil is actually for the north. If anybody should own it, is the north.
“So we should stop using these terms that make no sense at all. There are no oil producing states. It is only the Nigerian state that produces oil.”
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