The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Ita Enang, has blamed the worsening security situation in the Niger Delta region to the failure of the region’s governors to develop the oil-producing communities.
Enang stated this when he received members of the Domestic Refineries Owners Association of Nigeria (DROAN), at his office in Abuja.
The presidential aide, who is a patron of the group, said the region is suffering from the “wickedness of the governors who have caused insecurity by refusing to apply the 13% derivation to develop the oil-producing communities.”
He alleged that the governors had made the region unlivable, unbearable and security unwise.
“The governors of the Niger Delta have caused insecurity by refusing to apply the 13% derivation to develop the oil-producing communities.
“The high cost of salaries and earnings of those who work in the petroleum industry, we pay it. We pay for the high cost of what the oil industry workers are paying to the Lagos State Government for living in Banana Island and Lekki. All these are as a result of insecurity.”