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Recently signed petroleum industry bill, another recipe for anarchy – Gov Diri



Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, has stated the current passage of the Petroleum Trade Acts (PIA), by President Muhammadu Buhari, is a recipe for anarchy within the nation.

Diri claims the passage is one more step taken to subordinate oil-producing states, making it extra like a subordinate and superordinate relationship.

The governor famous that there’s a lacking hole within the relationship of the state, the Niger Delta area and the federal government on the centre.

Diri made the comment on Friday night through the Independence Anniversary Dinner celebration on the DSP Alamieaeigha banquet corridor, Yenagoa, the state capital.

“There’s a lacking hole within the relationship of our expensive state, the area and the federal authorities. The purpose is that at the same time as Christians we worship God on Sundays, whereas the Moslems on Fridays, but we nonetheless have sins due to this fact in the identical vein we is not going to be uninterested in speaking about justice and freedom for the state and the Niger Delta area.

”Might I enchantment to those that are aggrieved to cease the bloodletting throughout the nation, only in the near past we misplaced very significant Nigerians in Anambra State; that’s an ailing wind that won’t our state good. Allow us to search for dialogue to resolve our variations, we all know it’s painful when individuals shove apart dialogue.


I’ve all the time reminded folks that for many who make peaceable change not possible, violent change turns into inevitable. Allow us to not tread the route and highway of violent change, this nation is blessed and I consider the founding fathers have seen the greatness and never the distress of Nigeria.

On the problem of diminishing oil, he stated there’s a forecast that quickly no one will commerce on oil, due to this fact whereas the oil lasts, simply 13 p.c is given to host communities and 87 p.c taken by the federal authorities, the individuals should proceed to speak about it.

He known as for diversification into different areas of income era not explored and appealed to leaders within the state to assist his administration to succeed.

“I’ll remind us that we have now to look into diversification so we are able to have extra growth. Allow us to additionally play politics in accordance with the principles, and never politics of thumb. I consider if we play in accordance with guidelines, we’ll transit from one growing authorities to a different development-oriented authorities as a result of final energy belongs to the individuals. Allow us to construct sturdy establishments as a substitute of sturdy people, so our establishments can outlive us”

”That is the time we Bayelsans have to exhibit that spirit of oneness and unity proven through the creation of the state.

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