By Emma Amaize, Warri.
The Host Communities of Nigeria, HOSCON, has stated it is unsuitable for Guvs of South-South states, who they implicated of mishandling 13 percent Derivation Fund, to inform President Muhammadu Buhari how to select individuals on the Niger Delta Advancement Commission, NDDC Board.
National Director of Media and Promotion, HOSCON, Okakuro Monday Scotch priced quote the Dr Emu Emuh-led management as stating in a declaration, weekend.
This came as Oron Youth Motion, OYOM, a civil liberties group in Akwa Ibom State, gotten in touch with well-meaning individuals in the Niger Delta area and throughout the nation to support the NDDC Handling Director designate, Mr. Bernard Okumagba, to provide on his required.
HOSCON, which applauded Buhari for buying a forensic audit of NDDC, asserted, “For the Niger Delta guvs whose management of 13 percent derivation fund is producing a great deal of debates, it is uncharitable and unbecoming for them to wish to inform the President on how to select individuals into NDDC.”.
” For 19 years running, billions of naira was designated without commensurate infrastructural centers to reveal for it, however what did we get? Mismanagement and straight-out embezzlement of the funds indicated for human capital and infrastructural advancement of their particular states.
” HOSCON desires the President to urgently reroute the management of 13 percent derivation fund as the management design of the existing guvs is more bedeviled with scams than is presently acquired in the NDDC.
” Our company believe that redirection of 13 percent derivation fund stays the only option to the multi-trillion scams that took place in the existing management routine of 13 percent derivation fund. Similar to NDDC, the area got over N44 trillion as 13 percent derivation fund in the past 19 years and if we wish to be reasonable to ourselves, we ought to be vibrant adequate to state that absolutely nothing concrete is on the ground to validate these substantial allotments,” the group mentioned.
On the other hand, OYOM in a declaration by the president, Mr. Etifit Nkereuwem, admiring President Buhari for his NDDC board visits, stated,” Okumagba is a practical neighborhood leader, nationalist, grassroots political leader and accomplished character. We are happy to be connected with him on this essential nationwide project.”.
The company prompted Okumagba to bring “his remarkable management design to bear upon this visit for the total advantage of the area and mankind.”.
It kept in mind that Oron ethnic citizenship consisting of Oron, Okobo, Mbo, Urueoffiong/Orukoand Udong Uko city government locations producing 90 percent of petroleum from Akwa Ibom state with 10 oil-producing business running in its territorial waters and lands, was worthy of a much better treatment by the federal government and oil multinationals.