Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday, warned militants in the oil-rich Niger Delta against the consequences of destroying oil and gas installations in the region.
Osinbajo, who met with a delegation of the Urhobo Leaders of Thought from the state, said that the destruction of oil facilities by militants in the region was not the best way to express their grievances to the government.
“So much damage is being done. Governments will come and go, but the damages will ultimately destroy people’s livelihoods, aspirations and their future. Nobody else anywhere in the world will destroy the facilities meant to help them. There is no benefit whatsoever in the destruction,” Osinbajo told the delegation led by its President, Chief Tuesday Onoge.
It would be recalled that the Vice President had identified the sabotage and vandalism of oil installations in the Niger Delta region as the primary causes of Nigeria’s long-standing economic recession.