James Ibori, the ex-Governor of Delta State, has revealed that unemployment is one of the major reasons behind the act of oil bunkering in Niger Delta region today.
The ex-governor made this know on Wednesday during a Colloquium/Book Presentation in honour of Prof. Gordini Darah, who reached the age of 70 and also retired from active service.
Ibori disclosed that Nigeria needs urgent attention to save the oil-rich region, as the menace my lead to under population.
“Prof. Darah, I challenge you that the job is not done yet. The other time I was in Oloibiri in Rivers, people cannot breathe well because of the activities of both legal and illegal oil activities.
“We have generic solutions to the problem and one of it is unemployment. So we need to go into the region and find a way to deal with the problems.
“It is a serious problem, we need to talk to our people to find a way to deal it, if not, we pray that we will have a population that grows and not deplete,” Ibori noted.