Group drums support for military operations in Niger Delta
NNN: The Economic Sustainability Group (ESG) has urged Niger Delta leaders to support the armed forces in the fight against crude oil theft and economic sabotage in the region.
The group made the call in a statement and the secretary, Messrs. Okoro Anselem and Baba Usman, on Monday in Abuja.
He noted that the country had continued to suffer huge economic losses as a result of the theft of crude oil in the region.
The group said that environmental challenges, including soot (a deep black powdery or flaky substance consisting mainly of amorphous carbon, which results in the burning of organic matter) in Rivers, were the consequences of the activities of oil thieves. raw.
He said that the people of the region were facing environmental challenges as a result of the nefarious activities of a few individuals.
A military operation in the Niger Delta
However, ESG praised the Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, for his recent operational visit to Operation Delta Safe troops.
He said the visit would further strengthen the troops and send a message that the military was determined to protect oil and gas facilities within the zone.
He also praised the CDS for its warning that any personnel involved in the illegal supply of oil would be punished.
“Leaders in the Niger Delta region must urgently step up support and cooperation with the Nigerian Armed Forces to tackle the nefarious activity that has caused serious health problems for the population.
“We cannot continue to neglect the soot problem in and around Port Harcourt.
“The recent visit to the region by the Defense Staff is an indicator that the Nigerian Armed Forces are determined to deal with the situation decisively,” he said.
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According to the group, the country is losing revenue that would have been channeled into economic development.
“Now is the time to come together, restore and preserve the environment for the health of our brothers and sisters in oil-producing communities,” the group said.
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