Buhari President denied Niger Delta people of owning oil blocs – IYC

The group also said the unbalanced allocation of oil blocs in the country is the reason for the agitations in the Niger Delta region.

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The Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide (IYCW) has accused President Buhari of denying people of the Niger Delta ownership of oil blocs when he was a petroleum minister.

The group also said the unbalanced allocation of oil blocs in the country is the reason for the agitations in the Niger Delta region.

Punch reports that the IYCW President, Udengs Eradiri said “One of the most salient issues that if not addressed will lead to more crisis is the issue of the oil blocs.

“President Buhari was one time Petroleum Minister and Head of State in this country. Let us go and do an assessment of that time. The time when criminally they shared our oil blocs was under his watch either as Petroleum Minister or as Head of State. It is in one of those times.

“Oil blocs were shared to one group. Look at it, either the person (owner of oil bloc) was a former military president or relative of the military president  or an in-law to a military president.”

Eradiri also said “And that is one of the biggest issues that if not addressed, there will be more Niger Delta Avengers, you will see groups and groups that will spring up until the issue is addressed.”

The group leader said the issue of militancy will not stop in the troubled region of Niger Delta unless the oil blocs are allocated equitably.

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