This government out to rubbish the previous administration –Ekpemupolo
The Coalition of Niger Delta Voices has called on President Muhammadu Buhari government and his handlers to swing into action and dwell less on talking, as Nigerians are tired of their promises.
CNDV stated this in a release signed by Frank Ekpemupolo and Williams Welemu, Coordinator and Spokesperson, respectively.
According to the group, this act of talking as if they are still campaigning for election is condemnable. They further stated that it is high time they drew the line between electoral campaigns and governance.
In his words, “We call on President Muhammadu Buhari and his handlers to swing into action as Nigerians are tired of their promises as if they are still campaigning for elections. It is high time they drew the line between electoral campaigns and governance.”
The group further explained that the administration has made so many promises to the Niger Delta region that is yet to be fulfilled whereas it is the same region the administration is getting money to fund projects all over the country.
The most annoying according to CNDV is the funding of the only higher learning institution in the coastal area of the region, the Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko.
This, Frank Ekpemupolo explained, the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo promised that it will commence the 2017/2018 academic session but yet has not received the paltry sum of two billion naira it promised as take-off grant since the beginning of this year.
Ekpemupolo queried what it will take to make available such amount of money.
He further opined that the government is not sincere about the promise while adding that the government has rubbished the good intention of the former administration in establishing the Nigerian Maritime University.
In the same vein, CNDV further explained that, almost two years of the Ogoni clean-up flag off, work is yet to commence.
“Let this government know that this is not the time to campaign but time to work. It is obvious that this administration has nothing to offer Nigerians,” adding that they have come to believe that this administration is being characterized by falsehood, hypocrisy, and lies.
“Other promises made without fulfillment according to CNDV includes but not limited to the establishment of Modular Refineries and relocation of International Oil Companies headquarters to the region.
They, therefore, advised that “Nigerians are losing faith in this administration which only less talking and more implement of programmes can cure.”