Delta commissioner warns against abolition of 13% oil derivation

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18 April 2012, Sweetcrude, UGHELLI—DELTA State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Prof. Patrick Muoboghare, has warned against the abolition of the 13 per cent oil derivation accruing to Nigeria’s oil producing states from the Federation Account.

Muoboghare, in a chat with newsmen, said the call for the abolition of 13 per cent derivation was a ploy by the North to cause violence in the South-South.

Recalling that the North enjoyed a higher derivation in the past when minerals from the region were part of the main stay of the economy, he said the agitation for the abolition of the 13 per cent was an insult to Niger Deltans.

Noting that the North got 50 per cent derivation on their contribution to the national purse, he condemned what he described as a move by the North to “take away a paltry 13 per cent given to the South-South, which contributes over 90 per cent of the national wealth.”

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  • esemena

    I think what the Commissioner said is truth and nothing but the truth, the question is when and how are we planing to make a change? , which generation are we waiting for to change it for our children?. the ball is in our court.