Acting President visits Bayelsa

The Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police, Asuquo Amba, warned in a separate statement released to the media, that gathering of persons not invited to the programme, at any point within the state, will not be tolerated.

Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo visited the Niger Delta on Friday in a move that could bring peace to the oil-producing region after nearly a year of militant and separatist conflict, which has seriously stunted national energy output.

More important to the state, however, is the need for the Acting President to access areas of the state that need government intervention.

Nigeria's vice president, Yemi Osinbajo is expected to visit the oil-producing Delta region on Friday. Oil exploitation itself can not survive our people with decent jobs; we must make oil producing communities' hub of petrochemical industries, small and large.

He had previously held discussions in Delta state. "We must make the communities hubs of refining and related activities".

He said the Niger Delta has continued to lack despite estimated $30bn revenue accrued to it in the last decade. "In particular, one of those is working with illegal refineries in the oil bearing communities to participate in the modular refineries that would be established".

Others who spoke include the presidents of Ijaw National Council (INC), Boma Obuoforibo; Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Udengs Eradiri, traditional rulers, women representatives and leaders from host communities who all unanimously sought massive development of the region and job creation for its youths through industrialisation.

  • Leroy Wright