Yenogoa- Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly pleaded with the people of Niger Delta to stop the destruction of pipelines and embrace agriculture.
Buhari urged the people of the region to take advantage of the huge potential in agriculture and stop the destruction of oil and gas pipelines, which only served to destroy the country’s ecosystem and economy.
Buhari, according to Punch, made the appeal during the 20th Anniversary of Nigerian Agip Oil Company’s Green River Project Farmers Day, held at the Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha Banquet Hall in Yenagoa.
He said that his administration was committed to doing "everything possible" to support Niger Delta to achieve their potential in agriculture which is far more than its endowments in oil and gas.
"I urge you to take advantage of the huge potential in agriculture and stop the destruction of oil and gas pipelines, which only serve to destroy our ecosystem and economy," Buhari was quoted as saying.
Reports indicated that recent attacks on pipelines by several militant groups had cut Nigeria's oil output, helping to tip the country into recession as it struggled to adapt to the low price of crude globally.