Revoke Northerners Oil Blocs – Niger-Delta Group Urges President Jonathan

Revoke Northerners Oil Blocs – Niger-Delta Group Urges President Jonathan

By News Desk | The Trent on June 12, 2014
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan speaks during a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos January 22, 2014. (Photo Credit: REUTERS/Denis Balibouse)

As the national conference continues, the debate over the sharing of the countries oil revenue and ownership of oil blocs reaches fever pitch level, several groups with divergent views as to the oil revenue allocations have started to make their voices heard.

In a recent attempt to tilt the balance of judgement, a Niger-Delta group, The Niger Delta People Solidarity Movement (NDPSM) has put forward a motion to the President of the Federal Republic Of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to revoke oil blocs belonging to people from the Northern part of the country, claiming the Northerners are using money gained from the Niger-Delta to terrorize its citizens.

Vanguard reports:

The Niger Delta People Solidarity Movement, NDPSM, has given President Goodluck Jonathan a 21-day ultimatum to revoke all oil bloc licences held by Northerners, suspected to be financially supporting  Boko Haram insurgent in the country.

NDPSM said that 95 percent of the country’s wealth was generated from the Niger Delta region, adding that it was wrong for those making their wealth from the area to use the proceeds to fight people from  the region.

The group in a statement, said: “This is the first time the region is producing a president. Enough is enough of this insurgency against the people of the Niger Delta. We have been studying the situation and we call on Mr. President to call a spade a spade or we will decide the next line of action.”

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