Friday , February 22 2019
Home / News / Local News / FG plans dialogue with militants to end pipeline vandalism – Lai Mohamed, Kachikwu

FG plans dialogue with militants to end pipeline vandalism – Lai Mohamed, Kachikwu

Spread the love

The Minister for Information and Culture with the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, Monday, said the Federal Government is considering opening a robust dialogue with the Niger-Delta militants on the need to stop militancy in the oil rich region.

The duo who spoke an interactive session with a coalition of civil societies in Lagos, chaired by Dr. Moses Ilo, founder of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, stressed that nefarious activities of militants is currently sabotaging efforts being made by the government to revamp the nation’s economy.

Mohammed while lamenting the situation said there was no other solution to the issues happening in Niger Delta other than engaging them in meaningful dialogue.

According to Kachikwu the government has come to realize that rolling out military tanks against the militants would not solve the problem.

“The military barrels cannot stop or solve problem of militancy in the Niger–Delta region. I will have to go back to my brothers, they are our brothers we will go and dialogue with them,” Kachikwu said.

He said the continued audit of the country’s daily fuel consumption resulted in weeding out 10 million liters of fake petroleum products that was daily subsidized by the previous administration.

Kachikwu lamented that the fund spent in subsidizing the pretentious consumption daily could have been used by the Federal Government to fix the refineries, roads and other basic amenities across the country which would have helped improve the Nigeria’s economy.

About Charles Igbinidu

Charles Igbinidu is a Public Relations practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria

Check Also

Court remands father for raping his 2 daughters

Spread the loveAn Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ibadan on Thursday remanded a father, …


  1. D militances shld rememba dt d way dey lay their bed is d way dey wud lyd on it. Sabotagin d gvt eforts n creatin economic recesiv is a greata felony. Dey sha nt go unpunished. D law of d land sha take its efects sona dan leta.

    • Which law? We dont have laws in this country o if not PMB will never be president wake up Garba if there is a law why is obasanjo, tinubu, and all PDP thieves roaming freely? Funy you remember law becos we are loosing oil from the north?? Ka dane riyan nan.

    • Pmb has no respect for law,he is a dictator

    • Dos wu ar supose to justify d already unjustificatn futher subject d issue to crinkum-crankumby. Anyway, lif is an inclusn of myopic tinkers; may be u shld go n reamend d law n stand as d frontier. If d law is nt efective hw cum d Nigerian Soldiers ws able 2 capture n kiled d hoodlum cald militants? D law of consent dt is d highest law of nature dt dwel in every soul sha justify d issues. We can nt win d batle n lose d war, wit d fact dt d law may or mit be silent abt sum isues dos nt signify lawless society. Yes i no, Nig.wil nt jst fold her arms restricting invitatn n aproaches abt d issue; Nig.wil nt just be looking for their fud to be stolen by dog. D lackadaisica behavioras sha soon experience n experiment d consequences of being a fruga even to anoda person’s interest. Wakin up or asleep, wat must be said must be said.

    • U sound lik novic. If wat u named is wat u ar in2, it mit hv cosed damages to ur brain; anyway, may God delivered u cos’, u ar in tota darknes. Bisalam.

  2. Government should also use the military alongside the dialogue.These niger delta terrorists dont understand negotiation.

  3. The grouping of the economy continues…..until a new government comes in place. by 2019…..tell Behar to do his worse.its now a norm to bargain for power by violence….its called KARMA

  4. Mr Lai of fake news generation of lai and lai of hardship in chain level fool

  5. Una sabi take waiting una throat sabi swallow by force abi na wash una our land said No desist from our region b4 we provoke becus ur lai state go turn 2 truth state 4 real mr anti lai agent error in chain ur fada all dis sabo yoruba and hausa una go soon kasa

  6. I think the yoruba and aboki say that nigeria will do without the niger delta oil no need for the dialogue ,invest in agriculture forget about oil