NLC President condemns bombing of oil pipelines by suspected Niger-Delta militants

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Following the renewed bombing of oil pipelines in the Niger-Delta, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President, Ayuba Wabba has condemned the action, allegedly carried out by suspected Niger-Delta militants.

Leadership reports that he said “Pipeline vandalism is highly condemnable; this should not be allowed to happen in a civilized society.”

Adding that “Our call is that the government should remain focus in its fight against corruption and it should not be tired by whatever pressure.”

Wabba also said “We also want to appreciate what the security agencies have been able to do in terms of protecting the pipelines in the region, they should put in more efforts to contain the crisis.”

He also assured the Federal Government of labours support to help secure oils facilities across the nation.

The NLC President also asked the militants to embrace dialogue, rather that destroying Government property.

 He also said “I hope that the renewed blowing-up of major oil and gas pipelines is not as a result of the ongoing probe of some political leaders in the region.”

The bombing of oil pipelines in the Niger-Delta by suspected militants allegedly resumed after an ex-militant leader, Tompolo was indicted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The ex-militant leader has since issued a statement saying his enemies are the ones bombing the pipelines so that he will be blamed.

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