N/Delta women, NANS urge re­straint on oil van­dal­ism

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Judd-Leonard Okafor & Chidimma C. Okeke

Women from the Niger Delta and the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Nige­rian Stu­dents (NANS) yes­ter­day ap­pealed to youths in the re­gion to cease at­tacks on oil fa­cil­i­ties.

At the in­au­gu­ra­tion of the women’s wing of Host Com­mu­ni­ties of Nige­ria Pro­duc­ing Oil and Gas (HOSCOM) in Abuja, its chair­per­son, Dr Tu­mini Ako­gun, ap­pealed to youths to show more re­straint and greater pa­tience with gov­ern­ment.

NANS also urged the mil­i­tants to stop bomb­ing oil pipe­lines and em­brace di­a­logue for the sake of the coun­try.

The stu­dents said the de­struc­tion of oil pipe­lines in the Niger Delta at a time when global oil prices were slump­ing had dev­as­tat­ing ef­fects on the gen­eral well be­ing of all Nige­ri­ans, ir­re­spec­tive of re­gion, eth­nic­ity and re­li­gion.

The act­ing Pres­i­dent of NANS, Com­rade Prince Mi­aphen, told jour­nal­ists in Abuja yes­ter­day that Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari’s an­ti­cor­rup­tion cru­sade would re­store the coun­try’s glory and there­fore re­quires the sup­port of all Nige­ri­ans.

He urged the Niger Delta mil­i­tants to em­brace di­a­logue and sup­port Pres­i­dent Buhari’s agenda for the oil pro­duc­ing re­gion.

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