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Nigeria can’t afford further destruction of national assets – Dickson

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Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson, on Monday bemoaned the recent vandalism of pipelines by Niger Delta militants, saying the country could not afford any destruction of national assets.

Dickson spoke with State House correspondents at the end of a meeting he attended alongside representatives of oil firms operating in his state at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting was presided over by the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

The governor said the meeting resolved that all hands must be on the deck to ensure that the attacks were stopped forthwith.

He said, “First, we are here because the Vice-President took time to invite the state government and the representatives of oil companies that are operating in Bayelsa State because of the issues the government has with them in respect of taxation principally.

“But we have also used this opportunity to talk about the need for an enabling secured environment for the oil companies to continue with their operations.

“This is a time that we cannot afford to have any disruption, not to talk of vandalism of critical national assets. This is a time that all hands should be on the deck.

“All of us as stakeholders are concerned and we have agreed to work together to ensure that production is not disrupted and that all partners should be responsible and do what we need to do.

“I want to use this opportunity to say that yesterday (Sunday) at the meeting of the South South governors in Asaba, this issue was discussed; the need for all of us to work together in the Niger Delta, compare notes and collaborate with the Federal Government was discussed.

“We agreed to have a meeting with the President. We have conveyed that message and we are looking forward to a date that will be convenient for the President.

“The meeting will be on how we can jointly protect strategic national assets, discuss our common and shared responsibilities for security, law and order.”

Nigeria can’t afford further destruction of national assets – Dickson

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179 comments

  1. Talk to them bcos you know them and do the right thing by spending money meant for your people judiciously instead of wasting travelling around.

  2. Wat of ur waka waka president, burn more boys nizooria is a zoo.

  3. Soon it wll be written on the head of this leader. MENE MENE TEKEL URPHASIN…

  4. With all due respect sir.. The oil was never a national thing or whatsoever… D oil belongs to us S/E not parasitic Hausa Fulanis n their ofe nmanu Yoruba counterpart pls.

  5. Gosh,did you remember how northern senators and govs defended their Fulani herdsmen,dey never condemned them in any way now you are talking to please them,gosh

  6. Its so disgusting hearing this comment from a south south Gov…….He is only protecting millions of Naira entering his pockets daily from oil, not minding killings of innocent souls by this parasitic fulanis…..and the enslavery of the southerners by the notherners,…..eating from the oil money they never own

    • bushman where the Delta come frm? is it Delta first or Niger?sumtin dey disturbin ur brain!

    • If u ppl like ,u shld nt stop at d pipelines,even ur canoes and fishing nets and mud houses inside mashy creeks shld also be destroyed .Burst the pipes,liter the environment for all we care!All we knw is that even Saudi ,the largest producer in the world is talking diversification now.Thank goodness,lake Chad basin loading……..

  7. The oil is a national asset and the earlier we recognize that the better for all of us…

  8. Let the destruction continue because it doesn’t belong to the Hausa-Fulani, pls militants don’t stop, pass the destruction to the Generation unborn.

  9. Thief! You know them all, and your generation will pay for it.

  10. Dickson you forget in a hurry the number of lives that were lost in election that brought you into power and the National properties that were destroyed. Also people of Bayelsan that are dying everyday as a result of months of unpaid salaries.

  11. Can there be Delta without Niger??

  12. If they like ,after destroying the pipelines,let them start destroying their houses for all we care.Thank God some amount have earmarked for oil exploration in the Chad basin.

  13. Where is Nigeria?please niger delta most keep on with the good work they are doing.Nigeria most go.

  14. While Bayelsans remain without pay for several months, the Governor flaunts himself as a national hero.

  15. Call ur people 2 order,they are claiming GOD’S gift 2 NIGERIA!

  16. buhari should rather be diplomatic since soldiers can’t be the solution. I know fulanis loves strife.

  17. All of you who are insulting people in ur comment should be mindful, and maintain a good reasonable or thinking faculty.

  18. Dickson ur people has been this destruction assets of Nigerians. So federal govt should kill who destructing that assets

  19. it is only wen it affect d south south nd d south east governors u now beging 2 hear dia voice as if campaign time is up but wen it comes 2 d claim dat d herdsmen are attacking enugun nd odas dey remain mute. lost idea bcos dey dont value dia pples lives. dis d exact point i made wen d igbos on dis platform nearly kill demsef 4 comment 4 made.again dont d igbos have leaders bot in d kower nd upper chamber dat can speak on dia behalf? am sorry u cos u have bin SOLD.#SORRY#

  20. Its only a matter of time, Am sure the Federal Govt is giving them time to adjust this Barbarism.

  21. Lagos , Borno and Ondo oil producing area . The oil will soon go round

  22. Call your boys to order oga gov

  23. Destruction of pipelines can never and will never be a solution to your agitations. Press your demands democratically to the NASS. Bt remember the potent & mobile state of the Nigerian Armed Forces now.

  24. FURTHER DESTRUCTION NATIONAL ASSETS !!! … OR DISINTEGRATION OF THE COUNTRY. …WHAT DO …EXPECT WHEN BOTH OUR POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS LEADERS SUPPORT MURDERS AND ARSON. ….JUSTICE HAS BECOME A VERY SCARCE COMMODITY IN THE COUNTRY.

  25. Sounding like Uncle Tom to please his master!

  26. The AVENGERS keep on the good works. Keep the fire burning.

  27. Govs of d oil producing states, how hav u really manage prudently d 13 percent derivation well. U encourage d militants.

  28. Are you and your pple tired?

  29. Mumu.governor is not Niger Delta militants but Niger Delta avengers so mumu governor correct ur speech

  30. The 2 tribes ruling president of d 25’th century said he can do without others let he also do without their God giving resources clueless regime stitch on time saves9.

  31. I will advise the militants to continue bombing and destroying their own land while other regions are securing their own.Yorubas have oil in three states and they are not even making noise about it because they believe they can use their brains for something else.our brothers in the south should start thinking about what to do apart from oil forgetting thae world is moving away from oil. If you destroy your land because of fighting for oil I don’t think you’re doing yourself and your entire generations any good.Nigeria government is gradually developing other key sectors like agriculture and mining and oil production have started in other regions so you people should be wise.

  32. Have u paid salaries? U buffoon. Abi Nigerians (bayelsans in focus) no b national assets? Mtchewww

  33. Good talk. Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan should now stand tall and condemn with all sincerity the Avengers activities as it concerns the guys from his constituency. Failure to talk as an elder states man now would be indirectly agreeing to and supporting the activities of the militants.

  34. Good talk. Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan should now stand tall and condemn with all sincerity the Avengers activities as it concerns the guys from his constituency. Failure to talk as an elder states man now would be indirectly agreeing to and supporting the activities of the militants.

  35. Yes, destruction of our national assets by criminal politicians, govs like you and members of our prodigal national assembly.@ Dickson.

  36. You may be right Kayode but why not yorubas all the federal government and allow the northerns to take position of their inheritans by force to a visit to that state that made Nigeria what they are today then compare it with the north before you pass judgement

  37. You may be right Kayode but why not yorubas all the federal government and allow the northerns to take position of their inheritans by force to a visit to that state that made Nigeria what they are today then compare it with the north before you pass judgement

  38. but will ol regret ur actions soon

  39. but will ol regret ur actions soon

  40. You are talking trash bro..is time to correct the wrong..This should not be a problem to you..Concentrate in state development and pay civil servant there salaries and entitlement, and stop unnecessary verification blunders..open your eyes to d gospel of d ND..

  41. Mr Dickson pay salary and tell ur pple how u manage their 13 percent,iroko.

  42. Mr Dickson pay salary and tell ur pple how u manage their 13 percent,iroko.

  43. Governor Dickson, don’t disturb yourself, remember a proverb that “the child who forces a vigil on his mother has likewise disqualified himself from a sound sleep”.

  44. Dickson, very soon ur tym will off stupid human.

  45. Oga Gov na only u waka come ?

  46. Kayode adviser, my friend keep ur mout sort.

  47. God should abundantly bless Niger Delta avengers.

  48. Keep tribalism and ethnic aside, and SPEAK the TRUTH. ONE NIGERIA!!

  49. Who is fooling who? Note diversification is on the way tracing the footsteps of ancient nigeria for a new dawn!

  50. Who are cause may be u want PMB TO SIT AND PLEAD WT THE MEND AS WAS DONE B4 BUHARI IS NO NONSENSE MAN HE WL TREAT WITH WHOEVER WANTS TO DESTROY NIGERIAn blessed wealth so be warned.

  51. Mad man u want stupid hausa ppl to be calling the oil abi? No oil till this mad man come down 2019

  52. nigeria is a rogue state that deserves no national assets. how can the zoo have assets?

  53. Igbospigs were thinking Niger Delta not Nigeria, or the oil belong to Niger Delta only, according to their senseless brainwashed. Igbospigs will end with shame and nothing.

  54. I will advise Mr governor to start taking lecture on how to take care of IDP now before is too late

  55. Na una land una dey spoil oooo………b wise S/S

  56. Gvt shld do some thing good for dem….

  57. We are praying for more national assets destruction $ u’re here talking rubbish mr governor by mistake

  58. U ve to destroy so as to build, so dey re destroying d evil foundation so as to lay a beta foundation for d up coming generation. Dey re doing a great job.

  59. Basket mouth governor, common to secure your territory.

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  61. His one of the fail Governor in nigeria, for ten (10) good mounth now the civil servant in Bayelsa State has not been paid, the Niger Delta University workers salaries has not been paid, the versity has been close down till forder notice, pls go and pay your workers salaries

  62. Gbamm. And the North equally has oil

  63. Bro governor, this is not the time to start talking trash, the guys have made their demandings known to Nigeria. Its left for fed govt to check whether their demands are worth demanding for, then apply diplomacy to meet their demands.

  64. Just waking from slumber !.
    Their damages ‘ll increase your monthly allocations ‘d internally generated revenue.
    Let them continue the damages now, as your elders are enjoying the show of madness !.
    They are enjoying the madness, as long as their children are NOT part of those involved.

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