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Wike blames setback of Niger Delta region on disunity

By Ifunanya Ndukwe

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has called for unity of all Niger Delta region. The Governor said this during a courtesy visit by leaders of the Niger Delta at the Government House Port Harcourt. Governor Wike said there is need for unity of the people in the Niger Delta Group so they will stop loosing out at the Federal level.

“We must speak with one voice irrespective of the political party that we belong. The time has come for us to work together. “If we don’t work together, we will continue to lose out.’ Governor Wike blamed the problem of the Niger Delta on disunity.

He said that the Amnesty for Niger Delta was mismanaged, adding that after the Special Adviser on Amnesty was removed, he cannot ask for his reappointment because he used his position to kill Rivers people during the elections. He also expressed displeasure over the performance of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.

“It is unfortunate that the NDDC cannot deliver on regional projects. There are no interstate roads and NDDC has not done any major project. “Instead, the NDDC is engaged in micro projects to promote political interests.”, he said.

Earlier, member of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Smart Adoki said that the Niger Delta leaders were at the Government House to thank Governor Wike for providing leadership for the region. He urged Governor Wike to host the Conference of Ethnic Nationalities of the South-South to promote the development of the area.


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