The Federal Government on Saturday, expressed its commitment to put a stop to the activities of pipeline vandals in the oil-rich Niger Delta.
The minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Oil), Heineken Lokpobiri stated this after inspecting an illegal facility in Delta State.
“We are here because of the problem of pipeline vandalisation. I believe it has become an existential problem and we need to fight them; we need to fight these criminals to submission,” Lokpobiri said.
“What is happening here is so bad that we may not even know the implication — unless maybe when people start dying in their numbers; that’s when people will know that a few persons were profiting from this crime [and we] are here to wipe all of them out.
“So, as a responsible government, we decided that we are going to put a stop to it. We’re going to work with stakeholders to ensure that we stop all this nonsense.”
Lokpobiri was accompanied by his counterpart for Gas, Ekperikpe Ekpo; and the Minister of Defence, Mohammed Badaru.
In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that popular Kannywood cum Nollywood actor, Ali Nuhu has given his view on polygamy.
He said polygamy does not appeal to him even though he is a Muslim.
According to him, polygamy tends to disrupt some things in marriage, and fairness cannot be adequately guaranteed.