Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Dr Ibe Kachikwu has said the Niger Delta Avengers responsible for attacking oil facilities lacked sufficient knowledge of President Mohammadu Buhari’s Change agenda.
Kachikwu noted that the anti-corruption posture of the Federal government was responsible for the return of hostility and vandalism of crude oil pipelines and other national assets in the Niger Delta.
The Minister who defended the removal of subsidy on petrol spoke in Benin City at the child dedication of the General Overseer, Rock of Ages Christian Assembly, Apostle Charles Osazuwa.
Kachikwu assured Nigerians that the country would be great again and retain its past glory in the comity of nations.
He said the All Progressives Congress (APC) government was determined to build infrastructure and intervene in other critical sectors of the economy especially in agriculture, education and roads.
His words: “I have the hope that those who are offended by virtually the policies that we have pursued and to see it free to break the pipelines and express their anger, will sooner or later, see the hope that we are trying very hard to produce and work with us in brotherhood to fix this country.
“We have hope that agriculture will take hold and we shall feed the children and our communities and make this country an economic hub that would make Nigeria, that giant again.”
“I urge all of you to begin to look at the Country where you do not spend all your time criticising people, criticising your leaders, criticising concepts and ideas, but empower yourself because you were here for a purpose and add value to Nigeria.
”It is not about me or the national Chairman of (APC), but, it is actually about you and the Country- Nigeria and believe in your sense of service”.