•FG only interested in the oil revenue from Niger Delta
A Niger Delta-based group, Coalition of Niger Delta Voices (CNDV) has described the Federal Government’s promise to see the Nigerian Maritime University Okerenkoko kick-off this October, as yet another symbol of failure and lies emanating from them.
The group stated this in a release signed by Comr. Frank Ekpemupolo and Comr. William Welemu, Coordinator and Spokesperson respectively.
According to the release, the recent comments credited to the federal government has all ended up as tissues of lies.
Such comments the group stated includes but limited to; “the Maritime University Okerenkoko is a done deal” and “two billion naira has been released”.
Speaking further, he explained that these statements are all part of the lies of the year by the government of the day.
This act also is a restatement of a fact that Niger Delta and its people play second fiddle in its scheme of things on the estimation of the federal government.
A section of the release stated as follows; “we have seen in recent times how bills moved to become Acts because it concerns the development of the North.
“We are also not unaware of the conspiracy to continually frustrate people of the core south (South-South) and to continually instigate aggression for our continuous underdevelopment.” The group stated.
Again, the group further alleged that every project that is strategic to the development of Niger Delta people have been stalled and prominent among the projects are the Nigerian Maritime University and the second being the Deep Seaport and the Grid Project.
In the same manner, Comr. Frank Ekpemupolo stressed that it is very pitiable that the Nigerian state has continued to fail in her duties to command love and respect from her citizens and this is simply because we have lost faith and trust in the ability of the state to do its duty to us as citizens of this country.
Continuing, they further alleged that the President Buhari led administration has come to say many things and has succeeded in doing nothing to ameliorate the continuous suffering and oppression of our people in the Niger Delta.
CNDV, therefore, stated that the pseudo-peace that the federal government enjoys in terms of oil revenue is always the motive for her intervention in the region and not the aspirations of the people.