National Association of Itsekiri Graduates, NAIG, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to start the Ogidigben Export Processing Zone in Delta state to give willing investors the confidence to come in and open windows for economic revival.
It also appealed to Buhari not to give consideration to calls for sales of national assets, saying his body language and economic policies so far were already unbearable and encouraging suicides among Nigerians.
President of the group, Oritsemeyin Edema in a statement yesterday said, “We heard initially that Buhari’s body language was fighting corruption. The reality is that his current body language does not seem he is sincere about his change agenda as the worsening economic meltdown has led to several suicides among Nigerian youths, increase crime rate, and untold hardship despite claims that over N3 trillion has been recovered from looted funds”
“FG should immediately kick start the $16 billion EPZ, also known as Gas City Revolution, to steer the nation from the recession instead of embarking on sales of our national assets to cronies who will only use it to further enslave the people, especially those of the Niger Delta who host the major target assets”.
“Today Buhari is the Petroleum Minister, and he cannot claim ignorance of the fact that the EPZ in the words of the former Petroleum Minister, Allison-Madueke, will create over 150,000 direct and indirect jobs over its construction and many millions more will be created when completed and put on streams”.