NDDC: Niger Delta Youths Urged President Buhari, National Assembly To Review NDDC Act, Says Inclusion Of Northerner/Westerner Reps In NDDC Is An Oppression Of Minority Ethnic Groups.
Warri_____ A Niger Delta human rights group under the auspices of Concerned Citizens For Izon-ebe Development (CCFID), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to as a matter of urgency review the NDDC establishment Act, in order to remove the clause that make provision for the representation of Northerners and Westerners in the commission.
The group in a Press Statement signed by its National President, Comrade Oyinbi Onduku stressed that, the Inclusion of Northerners and Westerners Reps in the board of NDDC is a deliberate oppression of minority ethnic group by the majority ethnic groups in Nigeria.
In his reaction, Comrade Onduku stated that; ” In a government whereby injustice becomes law, the people have a duty to resist that government. The National Assembly should as a matter of urgency, review the NDDC establishment Act in order to ensure peace, fairness and justice in Nigeria.”
According to Onduku ,” There is no common sense whereby a Northerner and Westerner who have nothing to do with Niger Delta development affairs are forcefully imbedded in the establishment of NDDC Act, just because the Hausa’s and Yoruba’s are the majority ethnic groups in the National Assembly. If l may ask, whose interest is the Hausa or Yoruba man protecting in NDDC ? This is a misplaced priority, waist of Niger Delta Peoples resources and oppression of the minority ethnic group in the highest order. “
” Onduku further stressed that, the inclusion of Northerners and Westerners reps in a commission specifically established for the development of a particular region due to marginalization, simply signifies a deliberate oppression and injustice against the Niger Delta people by the Hausa-Fulanis and the Yoruba’s.
We therefore, call on President Muhammadu Buhari, the Senate President, Sen.Ahmed Lawal and the Speaker House of Reps, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila to as a matter of urgency, and for the interest of peace to reign in the Niger Delta region, to quickly review the Act to remove the clause of Northerners and Westerners representatives in the board of NDDC, Comrade Onduku stated.”