NewsExpress banner First Bank Fashion Souk Fidelity bank card banner Umm Sulaim's Thoughts Camano banner

Ijaw youths to Buhari: You are using bad roads to punish South-South, South-East

By Emma Amaize on 02/12/2019

Gmail icon

Views: 227

•President Muhammadu Buhari
•President Muhammadu Buhari

Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of waging a political war against South-South and South-East regions with horribly bad roads.

President of IYC, Pereotubo Oweilami, in a statement, yesterday, said, “President Buhari despite spending four years in government is still treating some parts of the country below the belt. His policies and programmes are not for the benefit of the South-South and the South-East parts of the country.’

“It seems Buhari is still ruling this country along voters dichotomy. Just recently on Wednesday the 27th of November, 2019, the Federal Executive Council (FEC)  approved the sum of N19b to construct roads in northern and western parts of the Country.

“Despite the deplorable states of the federal roads in the Niger Delta region, none was considered by FEC. East-West road, Warri-Benin road, Benin Asaba road amongst many others are now death traps to road users.

” In fact, movement from Warri to Benin federal highway has been cut off as the road is completely damaged. Similarly, the East-West road is no longer motorable as some portions of the road, especially from Bayelsa to Rivers State axis have been damaged.

“Regrettably, these are the only roads that connect the Niger Delta to other regions. Even the Minister of Works is paying lip service to our plight as commuters are undergoing excruciating pains and agonies in plying these roads. Babatunde Fashola’s reference to the deplorable state of the Warri-Benin road as a mere media hype is an insult to the Niger Delta people.

“If the South-South or the Niger Delta region is part of Nigeria,  then President Buhari, his Minister of Works, Raji Babatunde Fashola, SAN, and other top government functionaries should take a visit to the roads in the region from Cross River State down to Edo State and see things for themselves. From the way and manner the present government implements its policies and programmes, it appears that Buhari did not see Niger Delta region as part of Nigeria.

‘The East-West road project which was awarded since 2006 by former President Olusegun Obasanjo has been completely abandoned by Buhari’s government. The present government has displayed an unmitigated hatred for the Niger Delta people, perhaps due to our political leaning in the past elections.

‘Niger Delta people cannot fold their arms and allow the government to use the resources from their land to develop other regions, while they watch with grimace faces. The present government should not by act or omission incite Nigerians against one another. You cannot claim to be propagating one Nigeria dream when some parts of the country are not feeling the dividends of democracy under your watch.

‘The ruling government should have a rethink of its policies and programmes. The President’s actions and body language are polarising this country along political-cum ethno-religious lines. He should be a uniting factor and not one that keeps Nigerians further divided.

“If Buhari kept on allowing this political apathy and alienations against Niger Delta people to fester, then we are afraid that the existing peace in the oil sector may not be sustained in the long run.

“The signs are just there, staring us in the face. Mr President should save this country from another economic crisis in the oil sector. Nigeria belongs to all of us. We all have equal rights to development if we must continue to live as united partners” he asserted. (Text, excluding headline, courtesy of Vanguard)

Source News Express

Posted 02/12/2019 7:06:37 PM





You may also like...
Vodacom, Telkom sign multibillion deal

Nigeria records 100,000 cancer cases yearly

Strike: Bello bans Kogi varsity ASUU, lecturers risk...

IPOB, MASSOB celebrate success of Biafra sit-at-home protest...

5th AFRIMA debuts 4 new award categories

5 Boko Haram fighters killed in Buni Yadi...

Tension in Abia as Ikpeazu, Otti await Supreme...

2015 Senate race: BIGWIGS CRASH OUT

N. Korea confirms test of multiple rocket launchers...

Nigeria’s problem not geographical restructuring — Osinbajo

NCC confiscates N10bn pirated items

League of Women Voters demands 35 per cent...


Latest News US to review relationship with Nigeria over Sowore Varsity lecturer found dead in office Sowore court arrest is ‘shocking affront’ to Nigerian law – US senator Why we stopped 150 from departing at Lagos airport – Immigration Court invasion: NHRC calls for arrest, trial of security operatives involved How Nigerian Twitter helped keke rider raise over N1 million to pay hospital bills Herdsman hacks farmer to death in Ogun 15,731 Nigerians deported from 16 countries Policemen, others killed as gunmen spray bus with bullets Man beats wife into coma for having sex with another lover in matrimonial bed Tax evasion: Enugu to distrain over 3,000 establishments Ganduje presents employment letters to 920 newly recruited health workers


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (569,547 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (455,564 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (405,382 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (340,269 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (306,925 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (290,631 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (260,762 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (259,611 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (241,048 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (227,602 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (203,436 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (199,921 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (111) Business & Economy (4,614) Business Verdict (89) Columnists (1,156) Complaints & Requests (97) Enterprise & Opportunities (221) Entertainment (715) Features (852) Global Business Monitor (497) ICT Monitor (72) International (4,307) Interview (217) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (177) Maggie's Blog (510) News (54,936) Opinion (1,436) Pidgin (18) Politics (11,855) Religion (1,132) Sports (2,246) Stock Watch (40) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera