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The Federal Government has cautioned that it will bargain heartlessly with those occupied with pipeline vandalism and the damage of force framework that have joined to definitely diminish power era/transmission and additionally fuel supplies as of late, in this way perpetrating untold hardship on Nigerians.
In an announcement issued in Abuja on Sunday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the rehashed assaults on oil and gas pipelines and the wilful shutdown of force offices by nonconformists add up to financial harm which no administration will endure.
“Vandals, whatever their motives are, cannot and will not be treated with kid gloves because their actions constitute a clear and present danger to the nation’s economic, social and political well being. The attack on the Forcados Export Terminal that has affected gas production by oil firms and reduced gas supply to power generating plants and the shutdown of the Utorogu gas plant are totally condemnable and cannot be allowed to continue.
“Also, while this Administration will not do anything to abridge the constitutional rights of any individual or group to carry out protests, it will also not tolerate a situation in which anyone will hide under the guise of legitimate protests to sabotage power infrastructure. The shutdown of the national transmission facility in Osogbo and the Ikeja Disco by some unionists amount to economic sabotage,” he said.