Leader of the defunct Niger Delta peoples Salvation Front Alhaji Mujaheed Asari Dokubo have accused the Federal Government of Nigeria of what he described as the greatest fraud of all time following the purported discovery of oil in Lagos State.
The former Ijaw Youth Council President made the observation while reacting to the said discovery yesterday on his Facebook timeline.
The senior Niger Delta advocate blast the Nigerian State for continually provoking the Ijaws and the Niger Deltans as he demand for an international inquiry into the alleged discovery.
In his message entitled “HOW FAR WILL THE NIGERIAN STATE GO TO PROVOKE US….THERE IS NO OIL DISCOVERED IN LAGOS STATE.”
The statement read:
“There are wild celebrations all over the Nigerian state that substantial hydro carbon deposit had been discovered in the continental shelf off the coast of lagos in the Bight of Benin…This is to spite the Ijaw and Niger Delta that they too are now oil producing state….If this is true we will not have any quarrel with the findings…Since Ondo a predominantly Yoruba state had been producing hydro carbon in commercial quantity and was included by General Olusengun Obasanjo in the political Niger Delta….The case of Lagos is very fraudulent as the mining license OML113 granted to the company of late AbdulWahab Yinka Folawiyo, Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum Company LTD is no where near or close to the constitutionally recognized boundaries of Lagos state or within the contiguous continental shelf of Lagos State….The area where OML113 is located is off the boundaries of,and the contiguous continental shelf of Bayelsa and Delta state.
“The international hydro carbon mappings are public documents and are in the public domain for sighting and reference….It is the greatest fraud of all time to physically thief and transmute the God given resources of the Ijaw and Niger Delta and to transfer same to Lagos state.Is it not enough to thief our resources through your constitutional abracadabra that you are now resorting to korokoro thief.
“We therefore demand for an independent international hydro Carbon and cartographic inquiry into this most monstrous thief of all time.
On our part we will not allow any part of,or grain of sand of the Ijaw and Niger Delta to be confiscated or appropriated by anybody.”