A former candidate of the Delta state House of Assembly, Mr Bemigho Eyeoyibo, has reacted to the renewed economic sabotage of militants operating in the Niger Delta region.
Eyeoyibo, who is the managing director and Chief Executive Officer of Roseview Court (hotel and catering services), Akute, Ogun state, in an exclusive interview with Naij.com, spoke on diverse national issues.
The graduate of Sociology from the Bendel State University (Ambrose Ali University), Ekpoma, Edo state, when asked his opinion on the renewed restiveness in the Niger Delta region following the recent bombings of oil/gas pipelines, which led to the shutting down of some oil giants operating in the region, condemned the renew unrest in the area.
The hospitality management consultant and a business man described the perpetrators of the economic sabotage as overzealous.
The Itsekiri born politician, who contested last year’s House of Assembly election on the platform of the Labour Party (LP) further stated that, the government of President Muhammadu Buhari inherited a lot of mismanaged economy, mismanage society as well as mismanaged educational system.
Eyeoyibo said the sabotage was not called for at a time like this because the entire facet of our wellbeing as a nation was badly mutilated by the past administration. He expressed optimism in Buhari’s “change” mantra, saying: “I believe in the Buhari change, I believe against all odd that this man is genuine.”
He urged the perpetrators to sheathe their sword and called on his kinsmen and women not to support such ills.
“I call on all my brothers and sisters in the Niger Delta that they should not support such ills and evil, it is evil against us as Nigerians,” Eyeoyibo said.
Meanwhile, few days after the oil and gas pipelines in the Gbaramatu kingdom in Delta state, were attacked, another explosion rocked a major pipeline owned by the Nigeria Agip Oil Company in Brass local government area of Bayelsa state on Thursday, January 28.
The presidency in a reaction to the economic sabotage warned that it will deal decisively with anyone who violates the law irrespective of where the person comes from. The warning was given by the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, on January 21, on the backdrop of the recent bombings of oil and gas pipelines in the Niger Delta region.
In a recent report disclosed that some Niger Delta youths under the aegis of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide, have announced plans to embark on a one-million protest march against President Muhammadu Buhari.
The youths are marching for alleged wrong policies against the Niger Delta region by the present administration, one of which is the planned closure of the Maritime University.
In a related development, the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has given new condition to the Federal Government in order for peace or destruction to reign.