Ndokwa cautions FG, Delta state
People of Ndokwa ethnic nation had called on both the federal government of Nigeria and that of Delta state to develop the area to avoid the rise of agitation in the area from the people especially the youths.
The reaction from the people of the area was expressed by the trio of the President-General of the Ndokwa Neku Union (NNU), Chief Johnson Opone, Dr Mrs Esther Uduehi, a member of the state advisory committee on peace and security, and Hon Olisa Imegwu during the one-day stakeholders’ consultative meeting of Niger Delta Coastal States held at the Petroleum Training Institute, Efurun, Delta State.
They told the meeting that the government had not bothered to look at developing the area, despite the huge resources of crude oil and Gas of over 100,000 barrel production a day out of the 1.5 million daily production by the country, especially having the highest gas deposit in the country.
The leaders used the occasion to draw the attention of the government to the act of injustice to the people of Ndokwa where the Okpai power plant, is servicing nine states including the federal capital territory, with light from the power plant, while Ndokwa nation remained in darkness.
They called for the step down of the power plant in Ndokwa nation, and the establishment of an institution of higher learning in the area.
On the issue of the youth disturbance in the area, they told the gathering not to take the silence of the Ndokwa people, especially the youths as an act of coward from the area.
“The youths of Ndokwa are vicious, and brave and their peaceful disposition should not be taking for cowardliness”.
They called on the government, both federal and the state to treat the problem of the Niger Delta holistically, and not just an Ijaw affair.

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