The Nigerian government on Sunday announced plans to end the ongoing pipeline vandalism in the Niger Delta region after a meeting with ex-militants.
Paul Boroh, special advisor to the president on Niger-Delta Matters and coordinator of the Amnesty Program, told reporters the pipeline vandalism in the region was reducing the economic fortune of the country and inflicting pains on Nigerians.
He urged the agitators to dialogue with the relevant authorities over their grievances and shun destruction of oil installations.
He assured that plans were in the pipeline to provide the ex-militants with welfare and a housing scheme in addition to the existing programs.
Boroh stressed the need to find lasting solutions to the current situation in the region.
He assured oil firms in the country that the government is dedicated to end the problems associated with bombing.
There has been an upsurge in attacks on oil and gas installations in the Niger Delta by a group called the Niger Delta Avengers.
The group on Saturday claimed responsibility for vandalism of the pipelines that convey crude to the Bonny and Brass export terminals.