- The Niger Delta Youth Council claims the Buhari government is marginalized in its efforts to repair poor roads in the country
- NNPC, an agency of the federal government recently announced that it has taken on the rebuilding of 21 federal highways across the country
- The Niger Delta Group says the oil-rich region does not benefit from the initiative except for the mere rehabilitation of some streets
FCT, Abuja – A group, Niger Delta Youth Council (NDYC) has announced that it is mobilizing its members to occupy the National Assembly complex and the headquarters of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in Abuja within the next 48 hours.
According to the group, the action will continue until the decision of the federal government to restore the Niger Delta from its plan The NNPC recently announced that it has taken over the rebuilding of 21 federal highways through the country’s six geopolitical zones. < / p>
The approval was from the most recent. holds a meeting of the federal executive committee chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Part of the statement read:
“Over the years there has been this flawed claim that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is responsible for the development of the region, forgetting that the commission is only an interventionist body.
“It is ridiculous that the funds raised from oil and gas activities are being used to finance infrastructure development in other regions while the Niger Delta continues to suffer.
” We are looking at them sharing patterns of roads to be built by the current government between northern Nigeria and southern Nigeria and excluding other major federal highways, particularly Bayelsa State, Rivers State, and Delta State, as crooked.
” While we have continued to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, it is sad that we are not being given the attention we deserve. So unless urgent action is taken to reverse this ugly and unacceptable move by the NNPC, we will be forced to occupy the National Assembly complex and headquarters of the NNPC.
“We consider this an insult to the Sensibility of the people in the Niger Delta, the audacity of the government of Muhammadu Buhari to assign only 288.22 kilometers to the south of 1804.6 kilometers of roads to be built by NNPC. 1,516.38 kilometers of roads have been allocated to the south. ”
FG supports 36 states with N 656 billion financial aid
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has a new bridge financing facility amounting to N 656 billion for the 36 states, each receiving N 18.2 billion.
This was announced on Thursday, November 18, at the meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC), held virtually and chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
State Governors, Ministers, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and other senior government officials attended the NEC meeting.
CBN supports Nigerian students and graduates
In the meantime, the CBN has taken an important step to ensure that graduates and students in Nigeria are financially strengthened.
The Apex -Bank recently announced that it will expand its support for college youth with grants.
The bank announced N500 million to five leading Nigerian colleges and universities Distribute universities with the best ideas for promoting their business.