Group warns South-South governors against meddling in NDDC board appointment
It said the governors should rather focus on improving the plight of the people they govern and display more accountability in their questionable management of the resources of the region.
The NDPC, in a statement signed by its Co-ordinator, Mr. Iyamo Osaro, said that the governors’ displeasure over the NDDC board appointment was personal opinion and not a representation of the collective wishes and aspirations of the Niger Delta people.
The group, therefore, expressed total support for the appointment of Dr. Pius Odubu and Bernard Okumagba as the Chairman and Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission respectively.
Meanwhile, the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has said that it will continue to protest against the alleged injustices done to Ogoni kingdom by multinationals in the region.
It also added that Ogoni problem is not just about the cleanup but the fundamental issues of our resources being taken away from their land.
President of MOSOP, Fegalo Nsuke, in a statement yesterday, said that as long as the Federal Government and oil companies continue to deprive them of their resources, they would continue to protest.
“The Ogoni people have declared to the Federal Government to end the injustices by resolving the prolonged conflict. One thing is for our rights to be respected by the Nigerian state.
“They drill the oil and sell it. When monies from the proceeds are shared from the Federation Account, the government will not remember Ogoni Kingdom, they get nothing,” he said.
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