Nobody Will Benefit From Blowing Up Pipelines – Oshiomhole Warns Niger Delta Avengers

Date: 02-06-2016 12:55 pm (5 years ago) | Author: CLARA JANCITA
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Governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole, has declared that no part of the country can do without the other, adding that Nigeria’s existence as a united country remains non-negotiable.
Oshiomhole further called on political leaders to come together and fashion out ideas that will see to the end of bombing of oil installations in the Niger Delta by militants under the aegis of Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, warning that the time of ethnic champions are over as “nobody will benefit from blowing up pipelines.”

The governor, was speaking at the Presidential Villa shortly after he met with President Muhammadu Buhari. He applauded the president’s response to stop the sabotage on oil installations, saying the state should not submit to blackmail.
For the past few months, the NDA has blown up crude oil facilities of major oil companies in the region, crippling oil exports, while the military has responded with massive deployment of arsenal in operations to fish out the culprits.

The governor said that the destruction of the oil facilities by any group would not be of benefit to anybody but cause more pollution and hardship on the people of the region.
According to him, the president has acted well so far and had succeeded in ‘sending the message out.’

He said,
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“When you are dealing with security issues the options are not best discussed in the media.
“What I can say is that this president deserves the support of everyone and there is no part of Nigeria that can be better off without the other. The sooner we accept this reality, the better it is for all of us.
“The days of ethnic champions and imaginary divides will not help anyone. I believe that the president has shown leadership, he has shown determination to keep the country going and for once we are enjoying respect in world capitals, in different continents.

“Part of the challenge we are facing today is that quite a number of our young people are out of job, even in our budget, the president on his own without prompting, decided to devote as much as half a trillion naira to social investments that is targeted at the poorest among us.

“We don’t need to be security experts to accept the universal truth that wherever there is insecurity there will be no investment because no investor will go to where is unsafe. And where there is no investment, poverty will be endemic because there will be no job for our people.
“I appeal to all of us in the South-South, we need to wake up, it is for our own self-interest that we make the region the most investor-friendly that even challenges that we face, the assets being destroyed is not just national assets, it is our own assets.

“It is what makes the South-South the hub of the Nigerian economy and when we neutralise that through whatever pretences, there is something Abiola said which I think is apt in this case, that is if a tree falls in the forest chances are it can only kill somebody in that forest not somebody at home.

“So, if somebody for whatever reasons decide to destroy pipelines and thereby compounding the problem of pollution, the cost of cleaning up that area, making it attractive either for fishing, farming or other business is a huge cost. Cost not just in naira and kobo, cost in terms of time and in terms of human lives.”


Posted: at 2-06-2016 12:55 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
- gogoman at 2-06-2016 12:57 PM (5 years ago)
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no mind dem, make dem dey destroy dem papa stuff...........
Posted: at 2-06-2016 12:57 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- kachasi at 2-06-2016 12:58 PM (5 years ago)
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this is not a lie...we should think inwards pls
Posted: at 2-06-2016 12:58 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- mariodebishop at 2-06-2016 01:00 PM (5 years ago)
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benefiting is not the issue here compromising Mou has been the issue
Posted: at 2-06-2016 01:00 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Mykie010 at 2-06-2016 01:07 PM (5 years ago)
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Who has ever benefited from u guys before??
Posted: at 2-06-2016 01:07 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- leodavinci at 2-06-2016 01:17 PM (5 years ago)
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Okay noted
Posted: at 2-06-2016 01:17 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- HOPEA23 at 2-06-2016 01:28 PM (5 years ago)
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God bless the south south pple

Posted: at 2-06-2016 01:28 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- morgan1 at 2-06-2016 01:49 PM (5 years ago)
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True talk ,,,Oshoo baba!
Posted: at 2-06-2016 01:49 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- OOSSYY at 2-06-2016 01:57 PM (5 years ago)
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OSHIOMOLE ABI WETIN BE UR GREEDY NAME, U MUST BE STUPID TO THE HIGHEST ORDER. HAS ANYBODY BENEFITED FROM THE OIL B4.ANIMAL
Posted: at 2-06-2016 01:57 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- CHRISETTE at 2-06-2016 01:58 PM (5 years ago)
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Well hear who is talking edo is not even part of the oil producing state so shatap!
Posted: at 2-06-2016 01:58 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- leodavinci at 2-06-2016 02:20 PM (5 years ago)
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Make I hear word o
Posted: at 2-06-2016 02:20 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dynasty4all at 2-06-2016 02:25 PM (5 years ago)
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MAD MAN FROM EDO STATE
Posted: at 2-06-2016 02:25 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- osarobo62 at 2-06-2016 02:28 PM (5 years ago)
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they should destroy and carpet bomb all the oil fields and installations....and lets see who will suffer .
we are tired of these bunch of criminals holding the nation to ransom.
Posted: at 2-06-2016 02:28 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Slimchery at 2-06-2016 02:33 PM (5 years ago)
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Oshiomhole just said the simple truth that many will not accept, I share tears anytime i read something like this from Nigeria, killing innocent people because of power and bombing you source of income why other are protecting their own with everything and they use us against ourselves,when will Africans wake up to see and realize the truth because were all this is going is divination why others that are trying to divide us are getting stronger everyday, you people should learn from Libya.
Posted: at 2-06-2016 02:33 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- albionalex at 2-06-2016 02:35 PM (5 years ago)
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Story for d God's
Posted: at 2-06-2016 02:35 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- AmazingMarie at 2-06-2016 02:57 PM (5 years ago)
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Niger Delta has always been volatile. the people and their champions are standing on what Ken Saro Wiwa stood and died for
Posted: at 2-06-2016 02:57 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- AmazingMarie at 2-06-2016 03:00 PM (5 years ago)
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let them leave oil money and face other facets of natural resources that will give us money. after all there are developed nations without a minute oil as resources
Posted: at 2-06-2016 03:00 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- GermoDon at 2-06-2016 03:06 PM (5 years ago)
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Den cal dem to other pls!
Posted: at 2-06-2016 03:06 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- royalsam450 at 2-06-2016 03:07 PM (5 years ago)
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So u una know Say na ND be the money way naija dey make ofomole we dont count edo people as part of niger delta bastard una won beg abi the war nova start self we are comeing even buhari like make him bring all the arm way dey naija come Una dey learn the big show nover start
Posted: at 2-06-2016 03:07 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- tuscanT at 2-06-2016 03:15 PM (5 years ago)
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The way some ppl reply or reponds to simple issueon this site  determines  the level of their  ignorant. What is wrong with simple advice that will be of good interest to evertbody.
Posted: at 2-06-2016 03:15 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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