Shell Energy Entrepreneurs banner Yudala banner
Niger-Delta group renews agitation over resource control

By News Express on 24/11/2015

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,854


The Niger Delta Self-Determination Movement has renewed the demand for the people of the Niger Delta to control resources in their geo-political zone.

The Convener of the movement, Ms Ankio Brigs, made the appeal in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Monday.

“After due consultations, we came up with the position to control our resources.”

According to her, the demand for resource control is because of the lopsided nature of the revenue sharing formula in Nigeria.

Briggs pleaded with the UN to step in and assist the people of the Niger Delta in conducting a referendum to establish the will of the people on resource control.

“After due consultations with our various peoples, we have come to a conclusion and our position was reached relying on and pursuant to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights.

“We are also relying on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and various bills of rights in the Niger Delta.

“We also rely on the UN address by President Muhammadu Buhari at the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York on the 28th of Sept. 2015.

“The president stated in his address that the unresolved question of self-determination for the Palestinian people and those of Western Sahara, both nations having been adjusted by the UN as qualifying for this inalienable right must now be assured and fulfilled without any further delay or obstacle.”

She noted that being allowed the option of self- determination would enable the Niger Delta people to exercise their right to autonomy in matters relating to their local affairs, religion, education, economic activities, lands and other natural resources.

“Pursuant to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights, we the peoples of the Niger Delta had articulated our demand for self-determination through our various ethnic nationalities Bills of Rights.

“These include but not limited to the Ogoni Bill of Rights 1990, the Kaiama (Ijaw) Declaration 1998, the Bill of Rights of the Oron People 1999, Urhobo Bill of Rights 2002 and Efik Bill of Rights 2014, among others.

“Every state has a duty under the UN to refrain from any forcible action which can deprive indigenous peoples their right to self-determination and freedom.”

Briggs said that the sharing of oil and gas revenues from the Niger Delta had always been disturbing and unacceptable to the people of the Niger Delta.

“Over the years, well-meaning Nigerians have drawn attention to the inadequacies in the current Nigerian Constitution.

“The constitution did not take into consideration, the genuine desires, wishes and aspirations of the people of the Niger Delta and other minorities in Nigeria.” (NAN)

•Photo shows Ankio Brigs.          

Source News Express

Posted 24/11/2015 04:51:57 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

 

You may also like...
Ijaw Youths Council renews call for modular refineries...

Norway gives US$11.5m for female Boko Haram victims...

Why we want Biafra —IPOB

Militants give Dickson 48-hour ultimatum over alleged assault...

16-year-old student arrested for insulting President, faces 4-year...

Nigeria Police insists that bail is free, re-launches...

Buhari, Osinbajo, ministers meet today to discuss 2017...

Again, Anambra re-run elections marred by irregularities •Andy...

Militants blow up Chevron oil facility, vow more...

Osun to enforce Land Use Charge Law

ASUU to FG: Your best is not good...

Easter Surprise: Lagos residents to enjoy uninterrupted power...

 

Latest News Court orders release of 475 Boko Haram suspects Confession of a ritualist: I pay N10,000 for virgins' underwears FG deploys Agro Rangers to end herders-farmers’ clashes Lassa Fever: Delta places 24 under surveillance; confirms 3 deaths, 7 cases Get Shekau dead or alive, Buratai charges troops Dangote, others for Editors’ Plaza foundation-laying ceremony Air Peace passenger steals N1m on board flight, faces trial 2019: Niger APC endorses President Buhari, Governor Sani Bello •Receives 34,000 decampees IG deploys 3 additional Police Mobile Force units to Zamfara in bid to end killings Florida school shooting: Students to march on Washington Saraki invites child comedienne Emmanuella to the Senate NiMet predicts cloudy skies for Monday

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (324,829 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (316,372 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (252,971 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (207,657 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (194,061 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (186,657 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (162,187 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (145,549 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (139,801 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (128,702 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (127,185 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (122,532 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (34) Business (2,894) Business Verdict (33) Columnists (802) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (203) Entertainment (445) Features (548) Global Business Monitor (225) International (1,796) Interviews (143) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (104) News (32,923) Opinion (883) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,503) Religion (677) Sports (1,433) Stock Watch (27) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN Banner advert

CBN Words on marble

 

 

Football president George Weah puts Liberian army to the test

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement