Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson

By Ogbolu George with agency report

The State Government of Bayelsa has warned oil-producing communities in the state to desist from disrupting operations of oil firms, as the act is an invitation to anarchy.

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Special Adviser to the Governor on Oil and Gas, Felix Ayah, in a statement, said the state government frowns at the incessant closures of operations of multinational oil firms by aggrieved communities.

He said such act would send a wrong signal to international investors, thereby tarnishing the reputation of the government.

Ayah, who said the state government ”heavily relies on oil revenue that accrued monthly” to finance development projects in the state, would no longer tolerate such negative acts.

The Governor’s aide advised the people of the state to be peaceful and always channel their grievances through appropriate government quarters.