Bayelsa State youths, women protest against planned relocation of Brass LNG
Irate youths and women from communities in Brass Local Council of Bayelsa State have protested against the planned divestment of the Federal Government’s 40 per cent stake and relocation of the Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) project from the community.
Armed with placards, the protesters accused government of deliberately trying to stir another era of militancy in the area.With various inscriptions 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”, among others, they alleged that the facility’s workforce were being disengaged due to the rumoured relocation.
The youth leader of Twon Brass, Ebigon Sebo, who described the move as inciting, added: “The Brass LNG might leave any moment. They have sacked their workers due to the plan.”
The council chairman, Bello Bina, who addressed the protesting indigenes, promised to channel their grievances to Governor Seriake Dickson and President Muhammadu Buhari.