Lawlessness Not The Way To Redress N’Delta Neglect – Oil Magnate.
Tein Jack-Rich, the founder of Belemaoil Producing Limited, has stated that turning to lawlessness is not and will never be a viable option to resolving the issue of deprivation, underdevelopment, and neglect of the Niger Delta and its people under the Nigerian country.
At Idama, where former President Goodluck Jonathan unveiled a 350,000Ltrs Potable Water Facility provided by the NNPC/BELEMAOIL Joint Venture for the community in Akuku Toru LGA, Rivers State, Jack-Rich asserted that solving the oil-producing Niger Delta problem has become intellectual warfare, necessitating intellectual agitation and a strong desire for self-development.
The oil magnate told community told the stakeholders, “Nobody will fix your problems. If you think somebody somewhere will come and solve your problem because you have been neglected and because of that you will agitate by carrying out actions that do not agree with the law of the land, that is not the way to go.
“You must load and develop your mind. You don’t need to show the strength that you have been neglected. It is intellectual warfare and that warfare will produce the partnership that will generate the corridor that will take you to the land of promise.”
Former President Jonathan, represented by Ambassador Godknows Igali, praised Jack-Rick for overcoming the obstacle of rising above the adversity of his modest origins as an indigene of a neglected oil host town to build Benemaoil as a model rival should imitate.
On the enduring appeal of the Idama water project, Jonathan noted, “This is a great model all other companies operating in the impacted communities should adopt to continue to show more footprints in their impacts to work with the host communities to bring more succour to their lives, complementing what government at various levels are doing.”