A third-phase repentant Niger Delta militant, General Para Ekiye, says there is hope for the peoples of the environmentally despoiled oil and gas region, particularly the youth, with retired Col. Milland Dixion Dikio, on the saddle as Co-ordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.
The rampaging COVID-19 crisis is currently stoking a fresh oil revenue trouble in the Niger Delta, Nigeria’s main oil and gas region. At least, that is the excuse now.
“The Amnesty programme should be dismembered and collapsed to operate under the office of the GMD of NNPC and the Chief of Staff to the President.”
A political pressure group, Niger Delta Youth Coalition (NDYC), has called for legislation that would enthrone political zoning systems and power rotation as part of the county’s law.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State is currently pressing for the arrest of the National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Abdullahi Bodejo, for describing a statement he made on the controversial RUGA of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration as a threat to the country.