Don’t revoke oil pipelines surveillance contracts, group urges Buhari

18 May 2015, Warri – A Niger Delta group, Ijaw People’s Development Initiative, PDI, weekend, warned the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, against terminating contracts for surveillance of oil pipelines in the Niger Delta awarded by the outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan administration, saying that such an action would be counter productive.

President of the group, Mr Austin Ozobo, in Warri, Delta State, who spoke against the backdrop of anticipated revocation of the oil surveillance contracts, noted: “It will be a slap on the face of Niger Deltans and would be matched with equal resistance.

“The oil surveillance contracts were part of the conditions for peace and disarmament of ex-militants in the Niger Delta and such action will have consequences.”

He described the threat by the incoming administration to revoke oil surveillance contracts as anti-Niger Delta and an indication that the new government would destroy the relative peace built in the region by the Jonathan government.


– Vanguard

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