N/Delta women, NANS urge restraint on oil vandalism
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.