The governor stated this while fielding questions from newsmen in Minna on Saturday.
“The current three per cent is too little, considering the risks and hazards members of oil producing areas are subjected to.
“The fishermen can no longer earn a living because of oil spillage while the farmers cannot farm. There are numerous other challenges confronting members of oil communities,” he said.
On the Petrol Industry Bill (PIB), he said that members of the National Assembly had performed their duties and that the Southern Governors could not take away their functions, but pointed out that more resources were required to assist oil producing communities.