The Bayelsa State 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.
The government noted that such acts were capable of tarnishing the reputation of the state and sending wrong signals to international investors.
This warning was issued the Special Adviser to the governor on Oil and Gas, Felix Bonny Ayah in a statement in Yenagoa on Friday.
Ayah who frowned at the incessant closures of operations of multinational oil firms by aggrieved communities said, government will no longer tolerate such negative attitudes from oil communities.
He noted that the state government heavily relies on oil revenue it gets monthly to finance its developmental 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 behooves on all Bayelsa people to close ranks to preserve the existing peace in the state.
According to him,disrupting oil production is counter-productive and may lead to a total breakdown of law and order in the state, warning that the primary essence of government 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.
Ayah further reiterated his call on multinationals to live up to their social responsibilities to host communities, stressing that no meaningful development can thrived in an atmosphere of rancour and acrimony.