- Governor Wike has said government will not tolerate the shutting down of oil facilities in Rivers state
- The governor also said that he will not also allow any situation where oil companies are not allowed to carry out their responsibilities to their host communities
- Wike added that the government will not allow the communities to take laws into their hands for whatever reasons
Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has said the government will not agree with the shutting down of oil production facilities in the state.
Wike in a statement by his media aide Simeon Nwakaudu gave the warning at a meeting with members of Cluster Development Boards in Asari-Toru, Akuku-Toru and Degema local government areas, representatives of oil Companies and security agencies in Port Harcourt, the Guardian reports.
“I will not support any company not to carry out their corporate social responsibilities to their host communities.
“However, communities must not take laws into their hands. They must not stop production by the operating companies. Such actions will negatively affect the finances of the federal government, the state and the local government areas," he said.
He said in situations where oil companies fail to act within the needs of the communities, the state government will come in through the committee.
The governor said that no community should ever take laws into their hands and preventing oil companies from working for whatever reason.
Wike also said it is very good that there are preventive measures to prevent crisis occurring in the communities.
The governor also added that the committee will always meet regularly to address challenges with community development and security.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Rivers state governor stated that the politicisation of security is responsible for the insecurity across the country.
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The governor said if there is security challenges in any state controlled by the opposition, politics is usually introduced by authorities.
"The problem we have is the politicisation of security. As an opposition state, once we have security challenges, politics is introduced," he said.
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