Delta governor laments effects of militancy on revenue 

By Fegor Oghene, Asaba

 Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has lamented that the activities of militants on the state’s finances.

Specifically, he stated that Delta State  is ‘worst hit by the present activities in the creeks’.  He said the best way to tackle security issues in the Niger Delta is through the sharing of intelligence to achieve desired results.

The Governor made the observation in Asaba when he received the Commander of Operation Delta Safe, Rear Admiral Joseph Okojie who led top officers of the multi-service task force to pay him a courtesy call.

According to Okowa , the activities of militants had not only affected the revenue accruing to the federation accounts but Delta State in particular.

He disclosed that “We are worst hit by the present activities in the creeks; we pray that these activities of militants will stop so that we can maintain oil production without breaches as our revenue has dropped drastically.”

Okowa who noted that sea piracy has reduced, stressed that the state still has some issues with kidnapping and advised the need for close collaboration among security agencies to nip it in the bud before it assumes another dimension.

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