Written by on November 26, 2020

Some delegates from the six states of the South-South Geo-Political Zone at the Peace Dialogue between the Federal Government delegation, led by the Chief of Staff to the President, Ambassador Ibrahim Gambari and stakeholders in the region have bear their mind on issues that affects their respective states, calling for urgent attention.

The issues ranges from security, growth, provision of infrastructures, environmental degradation and pollution due to oil exploration, neglet of basic natural resources and oil facilities amongst others.

Speaking on behalf of the people of Rivers State at the Peace Dialogue held at Government House, Port Harcout, Chief Onueze Okocha, SAN noted the deliberate injustice orchestrated on the people of the stae by the Federal Government by thwarting the efforts of the state government in setting up the Neighborhood Watch to assist security agencies in tackling security challenges faced by the people of the state.

Chief Okocha also noted the lack of political will by the federal government to construct the Bodo-Bonny Road as evident in the non-payment of its counterpart fund after NLNG has paid her own stare of the contractual sum and urged the federal government to channel the taxes paid by NLNG to the project.

Also speaking, the representative of Bayelsa State, Chief Inatimi Spiff observed the abandonment of the Brass NLNG and the Fertilizer projects in the state by the Federal Government and called for their immediate completion to boost the economy of the state and nation at large.

Representatives from Akwa Ibom, Cross Rivers, Delta and Edo States also noted the abandonment of Federal Roads, Sea Ports and Industries in the states and solicit for rehabilitation to create job opportunities for the youths.

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