Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said that the Federal Government wants to begin working with illegal oil refiners instead of destroying their refineries.
He said this during his visit to Rivers State on Tuesday.
According to him, the Federal Government needs to create work for the people who earn a living from refining oil in Niger Delta for peace sake.
“Our approach to that is that we must engage them (illegal refiners) by establishing modular refineries so that they can participate in legal refineries. We have recognised that young men must be properly engaged,” he said
Osinbajo also noted that more provisions have been made for the amnesty programme so that more militants who laid down arms in 2009 will be accommodated.
“We have made more provisions for amnesty and provisions for social intervention,” he stated.