Bayelsans square against plot to offload FG’s 40% in Brass LNG, move base
Youths and Women of Brass Communities in Brass Local Government Council Area of Bayelsa State who had gotten the wind of move by the federal government to move Brass LNG base to another location and drop 40 per cent in the its stake have staged protect against the plan.
Amed with placards and green leaves, they accused the Federal Government of deliberately trying to throw the area into another era of violent crimes and militancy with the planned exit of the LNG from the area.
Key signals of the move by the government include the gradual disengagement workforce of the Brass LNG due to the planned relocation, others were prevailed upon by the arrival of the Council Chairman, Hon. Bello Bina who calmed them down and promised to pass their complaints to the State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson for onward transmission to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Some of their placards had inscription such as “FG Leave Brass LNG alone in Bayelsa”, “Buhari: Listen to the Niger Delta, Brass LNG is our own”, ” Brass LNG, solution to Niger Delta problems”, ” The youths deserve Better, leave Brass LNG”, “Buhari, Don’t politicise LNG”, warned that the closure of the Brass LNG may lead the youths back to unemployment, violent crimes along the waterways and bombing of oil facilities.
The Youth Leader of Twon Brass, Ebigon Sebo, described the planned relocation of the Brass LNG as “inciting”, the Brass LNG might leave any moment.
“They have sacked their workers due to the plan. It is now the Federal Government want to use joblessness to provoke the Niger Delta people. If the LNG pull out, the youths of the state and the region may increase the tempo of criminality.”