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Oil Coys’ Disregard For FG’s Directive Is Sending Wrong Signals – Ijaw Youths

Ijaw Youth Development Association (IYDA) has called on the acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, to actualize his earlier call on oil companies in the country to relocate their headquarters to their areas of operation.

In a statement signed by its National President, Comrade Nicholas Tamaradenyefa Igarama, the youth body said “the oil companies’ lackadaisical attitude towards the relocation order by the government clearly shows the disdain of these multinational corporations to the people of Niger Delta  and lack of respect to constituted authority. 

“One of the cardinal issues and demand of the Niger Delta people, before accepting the presidential amnesty program for peace in the region, was the relocation of the operational headquarters of these oil companies to their base of operation.

According to the group, the acting President should use his good office and show political will by prevailing on these companies to obey the order of government.

“Government’s helpless situation and flagrant disregard and disdain by these oil companies is sending wrong signal to the people of the region. 

“As law abiding citizens we call on government to implement the order.

“We the Ijaws are true Nigerians like others and do not and will never at any time push an objective without sincerity. If a tribe is law abiding, the Ijaws may be best at it.

“It is in the records that the Ijaws led arms struggle for many years in which the country had a great loss.

“The Federal Government called for a ceasefire to pave way for development of the region. With trust and love of Nigeria the Ijaws laid down her arms for years now, earnestly looking to see what the country will do to improve the region. 

“The IYDA appreciates the acting President once again for his Town Hall meetings across the Niger Delta but he will endear himself to the heart of the people if some of the resolutions of those meetings come to pass in his window period as acting President.

“Of course, there will be no one to oppose this significant act as most Nigerians do support it.

“If you don’t do it who will as the region is too long abandoned?”

By Enaibo Asiayei

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