The Federal Government has described the shutdown of the national transmission facility in Osogbo and Ikeja Disco by some unionists as an economic sabotage. It warned yesterday that pipeline vandals and power infrastructure saboteurs will be punished.
Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed gave the warning in a statement issued in Abuja by his Special Adviser, Segun Adeyemi. He said the repeated attacks on Oil and Gas pipelines and willful shutdown of power facilities by protesters amount to economic sabotage.
Mohammed added that these have combined to drastically reduce power generation/transmission and fuel supplies, stressing that no government would tolerate saboteurs.