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Blame Niger Delta Leaders for our Woes not Buhari – Omo-Agege

Blame Niger Delta Leaders for our Woes not Buhari – Omo-Agege

…kick against scrapping of amnesty programme.
The deputy senate president of the federal republic of Nigeria Senator Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege has laid much blame on the leaders of the Niger Delta region, stressing that they are the ones that have brought underdevelopment to their people and not the federal government.
Senator Omo-Agege who made the remarkable comment when a socio political organization, New Era Forum paid him a courtesy visit said that leaders of the South-south have failed to make judicious use of the funds released to them for the development of their region.
In his words, “I have been privy to all of the budgetary estimates that were passed both in the Eighth and Ninth Assembly and all that were entitled to them as a regime has been to given to us. We have no reason therefore to blame President Muhammed Buhari, because you don’t expect him to be moving from community to community to ensure that the funds made available to us are judiciously utilized. It is up to us as the people of the region who cried out to insist that interventionist agencies like NDDC be created for us and properly funded and as a result of the youth agitation.
In the region that the amnesty programme be set up, it is left for us to ask questions that to the extent that the findings have been released to us. How have these been utilized? It is left for us to ensure that we identify the projects that we believe will best meet the needs of our people.”
In another development, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has kicked against the federal government’s decision to scrap the presidential amnesty programme, stressing that such an attempt will alter the fragile peace being enjoyed in the Niger Delta area.

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