The Bayelsa Government on Friday warned oil bearing communities in the state to desist from disrupting the operations of oil firms saying that it was an invitation to anarchy.
It noted that such acts were capable of tarnishing the hard-earned reputation of the State Government and sending wrong signals to international investors.
Mr. Felix Bonny Ayah, Special Adviser to the Governor on Oil & Gas, said this in a statement in Yenagoa in on Friday.
Ayah who frowned at the incessant closures of operations of multinational oil firms by aggrieved communities, saying that government will no longer tolerate such negative attitudes from oil communities.
He noted that the State Government heavily relies on oil revenue that accrues monthly to finance its development projects and hence any disruption negatively affects the economic fortunes of the state.
He explained that, since the activities of the government is anchored on transparency, love and development, it behoves on all Bayelsa people to close ranks to preserve the existing peace in the state.
According to the Special Adviser, disrupting oil production is counterproductive and may lead to a total breakdown of law and order and negate the primary essence of government, which is to maintain security for citizens.
He advised Bayelsa people to always toe the path of peace by channeling their grievances to the appropriate government quarters for attention, stressing that government remained alive to its responsibilities.
Ayah further reiterate his call on multinationals to live up to its social responsibilities to host communities, stressing that, no meaningful development can thrived in an atmosphere of rancour and acrimony.