Nigeria: Minister, top officials relocate to N/Delta over pipeline bombings

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04 June 2016, Abuja – Minister of the Niger Delta, Usani Uguru and other top federal government officials from the area have relocated to the region to try and stop the bombings of oil installations by the Niger Delta Avengers.

The group has blown up critical oil installations, which has affected the country’s daily oil production. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang said the government officials have gone to their various states to talk to their state governors and aggrieved elements on the way out.

“The Minister of Niger Delta, the Minister of Interior, the Coordinator of the Amnesty Office have been taking actions consistent with their powers and what I know, almost all the ministers and officers from the Niger Delta region have returned to their respective states, their respective zones and their respective blocks to talk to their leaders and their aggrieved persons on the need for us to maintain peace,” he told newsmen.

“We have lost earnings in terms of price, so we shouldn’t lose earnings in terms of production. I am sure that you are aware that we budgeted 2.2 million barrel per day and production few weeks ago, lowered to 1.4 million per day and it is climbing to 1.6 and 1.7 per day million per day and that is capable of affecting the money expected from oil. These are the things we are preaching to our people and preaching to the governors of our respective states,” Enang explained.

 

  • Daily Trust
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