Special Adviser to the President of Niger Delta and Co-ordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig- Gen. Paul Boroh said yesterday that plans were underway to engage Niger Delta youths in pipeline surveillance in the region.
He said the plan was part of measures to reduce crime in the oil rich region as well as get their youths gainfully employed.
Boroh said the government had evolved strategies that will help sustain peace and revamp the economy.
“One of our strategies is the principle of inclusiveness, which will be based on community security methods where each community will be responsible for the security of their pipelines.
“This is a workable strategy that will employ about 10 000 youths across the oil producing states that will now be in charge of keeping the pipelines in their communities safe.
“I call on the people of the region to be patient and allow the process come to a holistic overview to solve unemployment problems in the region.”
“Inclusiveness means ‘what do we do in ensuring that the youths from the oil-bearing communities are engaged adequately in the oil business?’ It could be pipeline surveillance; it could be part of the modular refinery initiative.”
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