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‘FG should be sincere with development of Niger Delta’

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Against the backdrop of several agitations by leaders and ex-agitators for a comprehensive development of the Ijaw territory and the Niger Delta region, Special Adviser to Governor Seriake Dickson on Interparty Relations, Honourable Ben Robert Eyororokumoh, has called on the Federal Government to exhibit on sincerity of purpose towards the development of the region.

Speaking with journalists in Yenagoa, Eyororokumoh averred that beyond the 16-point agenda by the Edwin Clark and King Alfred Diette-Spiff-led committee to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Federal Government should stop the lip service and rhetoric’s and show willingness by starting from somewhere to develop the region.

He noted that age-long issues creating conflicts in the region could have been nipped in the bud, if the Federal Government had mustered the political will to develop Ijaw territory and the Niger Delta, stressing that it would have outlawed illegal bunkering, kidnapping, sea piracy and pipeline vandalism.

Eyororokumoh explained that the fight against corruption should be holistic.

On the validation of Governor Dickson’s victory at the apex court, he said it was a victory for democracy and a reflection of the votes of Bayelsans.