By Johnbosco Agbakwuru
President Muhammadu Buhari has said the vandalisation of pipelines and corruption, especially where 13 percent derivation is concerned, had led to wastage and environmental hazards in the Niger Delta region.
President Buhari stated this after observing the Eid-el-Kabir prayers with his family members and aides at the forecourt of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Friday.
On the specific case of the Niger Delta, the President decried the wastage of the resources earmarked for improvements of the lives of the people of the region.
He lamented that corruption had been unhelpful in that regard, especially “if you recall there is the 13 percent derivation.”
He also warned against the vandalisation of oil pipelines in the oil-producing areas, which often results in environmental pollution.
He said: “Those who are blowing pipelines and interfering with the production of petroleum products are hurting their people more than the…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper