The Bayelsa State governor, Douye Diri, has described the Petroleum Business Acts (PIA) lately signed into legislation by President Muhammadu Buhari as one other step taken by the Federal Authorities to maintain the oil-producing states as surbordinates.
The governor, whereas talking through the state banquet to mark Nigeria’s 61 years independence anniversary and twenty fifth anniversary of the creation of Bayelsa State in Yenagoa, appealed to aggrieved pursuits throughout the nation to cease bloodletting and use dialogue to resolve variations.
He urged the Federal Authorities to rethink the provisions of the PIA for the nice of the oil producing states and the curiosity of peace.
He mentioned, “The current passage and signing into legislation of the Petroleum Business Act which I’ve tagged ‘as a recipe for anarchy’ is yet one more step taken to subordinate the oil producing states and make it extra like a subordinate and superordinate relationship.
“There’s a lacking hole within the relationship of our expensive state Bayelsa and certainly the Niger Delta states and the centre is affected. I hold saying it always, that daily, we as a folks, we worship, each Sunday, we go to Church to worship, each Friday the Muslims go to Mosque to worship, however we nonetheless have sins in our society.
“Subsequently, in the identical useless, we is not going to be drained to proceed to speak about justice and freedom for Bayelsa State and certainly the Niger Delta area.
“And for us as a state, I wish to tell us that our oil is diminishing, there’s a forecast that very quickly, no one will commerce on oil once more; the European international locations have already began eliminating fossils, subsequently, whereas the oil nonetheless lasts, though we have now solely 13%, and 87% is appropriated to the Federal Authorities, we’ll proceed to speak about it.
“However as we hold speaking about it, we have now to search for different methods of diversifying our economic system in Bayelsa State. We’re gathered right here in the present day to honour and renew the goals of our founding fathers, of an egalitarian and affluent Bayelsa State and Nigeria.”
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