Acting Nigerian President, Yemi Osinbajo has said that the Federal Government needs to offer job opportunities to illegal refiners of petroleum products in the Niger Delta to achieve peace in the region. This, according to him, will entail the government engaging their refining skills in an employer-employee relationship.
He made this known during his visit to Rivers State as part of his assessment tour of states in the Niger Delta.
“Our approach is that we must engage them (illegal refiners) by establishing modular refineries so that they can participate in legal refining,” he said.
He added that the current government was committed to ensuring that youths from the area abstained from crime. He also debunked rumours that the Federal Government’s amnesty programme had been scrapped, claiming that instead, more funds have been budgeted for the sustenance of the programme.