Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has expressed worry over the increasing cases of pipeline vandalism and insecurity in the Niger Delta region, saying that it would impact negatively on the revenue accruing to the commission.
Acting Managing Director of the Commission, Mrs Ibim Semenitari, who spoke weekend, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, at a consultative meeting with the executives of Traditional Rulers of Oil Mineral Producing Communities, TROMPCON, appealed for the support of the monarchs to redress the challenges.
She enjoined the traditional rulers to urgently sensitize their subjects against oil theft, vandalism and acts that heighten insecurity in the region.
“This has become even more critical in view of the dwindling oil revenue and serious economic challenges we face today as a nation. We must protect our pipelines and infrastructure,” she said.
Assuring the monarchs of support of the commission to achieve their set out objectives as a body, Semenitari said that the commission was better poised to deliver dividends to the region.