05 September 2013, Warri – Niger-Delta Youth for Positive Attitude and Progress, NDYPAP, has vowed to mobilise youths in the nine states of Niger Delta to resist the alleged attempt by some politicians to take over Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, projects, meant for indigenous contractors to the detriment of oil-bearing communities in Delta and Bayelsa states.
President of the group, Mr. Emmanuel Enisuo, in a statement, said “NDYPAP is joining forces with the coastal/swamp oil producing communities of Bayelsa and Delta states to declare that the people will not fold their hands and watch the selfish machination of politicians, who are bent on taking over projects meant for indigenous contractors.
“The oil communities have suffered enough deprivations of basic amenities and development from multinational oil companies, NDDC, and Federal Government. We will march on the National Assembly and NDDC headquarters if their ulterior agenda was not discontinued forthwith.
“We are strongly behind the indigenous contractor from the coastal oil producing communities of Bayelsa and Delta states to be given a chance to develop their communities, as they can be held accountable if they fail to deliver.”
The 18 communities in Delta and Bayelsa states, Amatu I, Amatu II, Agge, Azamabiri, Bilabiri I, Bilabiri II, Bisangbene, Ezetu, Orobiri, Ogbeintu, Letugbene, Azagbene, Egbemo-Angalabiri, Agbediama, Odimodi, Beniboye, Ogbotobo and Ekeni communities, had, few weeks ago, raised alarm over plans by politicians to hijack NDDC projects meant for indigenous contractors in their areas.
– Emma Amaize, Vanguard