Governor of Sokoto State, Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State, said that the state government had concluded plans to explore its abundant crude oil deposits. Wamakko stated this in Sokoto while receiving the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, who paid him Sallah homage .
The governorsaid: “Oil is the pride of some parts of the country. I want to inform you that there are oil deposits on the plains of Sokoto State. We will intimate the Federal Government on the development with a view to exploring these deposits. At the state level, we shall put in everything we have towards actualizing this.”