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Ohanaeze to investigate ownership of oil blocks in Niger Delta

Apex pan Igbo organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo said it would investigate the ownership of all Oil blocks in Niger Delta with a view to ensuring that no part of the country dominates the sector.

It said it would also collect data on all positions and their distributions in all federal ministries, agencies and parastatals with a view to ensuring fair distribution to all parts of the country.

The deputy publicity secretary of the group, Chuks Ibegbu who signed a statement on behalf of the group advised the Federal Character Commission to ensure fair representation of all sections of the country in the country’s commonwealth without sacrificing merit.

The group lauded the recent court ruling for a uniform cut off point in tertiary schools and federal government colleges admission.

Ohaneaze regretted that the unjust disparity hitherto has wrought unfair hardship on students seeking admission to federal institutions from the South East in particular and the South in general.

On the issue of Senate Presidency or Speakership of the Federal House now raging on, Ohanaeze noted that what Ndigbo needed most is restructuring of Nigeria and not who occupies what position which only benefits the occupant as in the past.

“We are not much interested in positions now but what our people, the common Igbo masses will benefit from the country in its entirety,” the group insisted.

It noted that Ohanaeze leadership will meet very soon to take stock of the last elections and react appropriately, warning anybody purporting to speak on the issue on behalf of Ohanaeze Ndigbo to desist from doing so.

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