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June 7, 2016

Stop vandalising oil pipelines, Okowa tells vandals

Stop vandalising oil pipelines, Okowa tells vandals

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By Festus Ahon

ASABA—Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, has urged those vandalizing pipelines in the state and Niger Delta region to sheath their swords and employ the civil approach to address issues agitating their minds.

Okowa

Okowa

Okowa  while commissioning the first phase of 10 kilometres Jeddo/Ughoton Road in Okpe Local Government Area of the state as part of activities to mark his one year in office, said: “The pipeline vandalism that is going on is very bad for Delta State. We are suffering from pollution, our communities are affected, we are the losers, our communities are impacted negatively.

“I appeal to our brothers who are involved in one way or the other in this vandalism to stop, we cannot destroy ourselves in order to make a point, there are more civil ways of channeling grievances which we should adopt rather than vandalizing pipelines and endangering our people.”

Commissioning the road,  Okowa said his attention was drawn to the deplorable state of the road by the Orodje of Okpe, HRM Orhue I and commended the contractor, Obakpor Engineering Limited for the speedy and quality delivery of the road.

In his brief remark, the Orodje of Okpe, Orhue I, congratulated Deltans for having a listening governor, disclosing that only a phone call attracted Governor Okowa to construct the road which also, lead to the community where the Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye hails from.