Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Monday, pledged to support the federal government’s effort to end militancy in the Niger Delta region.
Wike stated this while playing host to the Military High Command led by the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, at the Rivers state government house, Port Harcourt.
The governor noted that militancy was affecting the economy of both the state and the country as a whole.
“What’s happening affects our state revenue. We shall help the military to fish out militants blowing up oil pipelines in the region.”
“As a government, we cannot support economic sabotage. What is going on is economic sabotage. Production is being negatively affected with the revenue of states dwindling.”
“There are ways to channel grievances and it is wrong to do what will negatively affect the people of the region.”