80% Derivation Or Don’t Come Back – Group Tells South-South Delegates

80% Derivation Or Don’t Come Back – Group Tells South-South Delegates

By Vanguard on July 21, 2014
File Photo: Delegates at the National Conference, Abuja in 2014

AS reactions continue to trail the national conference position on derivation, the Network For Good Governance, N4GG on Sunday, July 20, 2014, said South-South delegates should not return home unless they achieve the aspiration of their people on derivation formula.

The Country Director of N4GG, Mr. Sunny Onuesoke, in a statement after a meeting of the group in Calabar, Cross River State, said: “It is either 80 percent or nothing,” adding that the 18 percent recommended was unacceptable to the people of the South-South.

Frowning at the recommendation of five percent for the North under the guise of rehabilitating areas affected by the Boko Haram insurgency, Onuesoke, said: “You cannot continue to deprive the people of South South of their God- given resource in the name of one nation.

“As a people, the South Southerners have suffered enough degradation and deprivation. We have sacrificed enough for the nation and it is time for us to have at least 80 percent of our resource.
“We don’t expect less from our delegates at the confab. As a matter of fact, they should not return home at the end of the conference should they fail to achieve the minimum, which we have pegged at 80 percent.”

He, however, expressed confidence that the South South delegates would do the needful and make them proud at the end of the conference.

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