Delta State Deputy Governor, Barr. Kingsley Burutu Otuaro has condemned the incessant attacks on oil installations in the Niger Delta Region by unknown militants.
Barr. OtuaroN who played host to the National Council of Chiefs from Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South-West Local Government Area of the State, led by High Chief Gbenewei Clark in Asaba on Friday, May 13th, 2016, noted that what is happening concerning pipeline vandalism and attacks on oil installations in the region is unacceptable to the State Government.
He added that the State Government will partner with all willing groups and persons including all available security apparatus to fight these ills militating against the attainment of economic development in the country.
The Deputy Governor disclosed that the State Government has set up institutional frameworks to drive the State forward and charged youths in the State to shelve any act of criminality and take advantage of the ongoing numerous empowerment and job creation programmes of the State Government.
Reaffirming that lots of empowerment programmes have being provided by the State Government, Barr. Otuaro advised youths in the State to leverage on them to empower themselves instead of engaging in criminal acts.
He appreciated the leaders of Gbaramatu Kingdom’s efforts and willingness to partner with government at all levels to bring to an immediate end the nefarious act of bombing oil installations in the Niger Delta region.
While thanking the delegations from Gbaramatu Kingdom for the warmly solidarity courtesy call on him, the Deputy Governor appealed to them to make available to security agencies of government any information that could lead to tracking of the criminal and undesirable elements perpetrating the evil acts in their midst.
Earlier, the Acting Secretary of the National Council of Chiefs from Gbaramatu Kingdom, High Chief Godspower Gbenekama, who spoke on behalf of the visitors, said the state of pipeline vandalism in the region is appalling and the kingdom condemned it with utmost disgust ion.
High Chief Gbenekama called on government at all levels to join forces together and partner with communities in the area to put an end to it adding that Gbaramatu Kingdom is ready and willing to partner with security agencies of the Government to fight these ills.
On fishing out the persons from their communities, the Acting Secretary of Gbaramatu Kingdom Council of Chiefs said their visit was a visit of solidarity with the government and on how to fathom out a plan to sanitize and sensitize their people.
He added that series of meetings with community leaders, having interface with them to make sure that criminal elements or the perpetrators does not come in to perpetrate their evil acts or hide in their midst are being held.
The visitors used the opportunity to congratulate and commend the Deputy Governor for his present position and the good work he is doing with it. They thanked and appreciated the Almighty God that for the first time in history, their son is the number two man in the State.
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