Browsing: The Niger-Delta Question

The statement noted the various steps PANDEF had taken to address the issue of 13 percent derivation including the establishment of the Maritime University, Okerenkoko; proposed construction of modular refineries; pipeline surveillance; relocation of oil companies’ headquarters to the region, so as to engage the youths, among other matters.

“We dare say that at this moment, indigenous people of the Niger Delta region are more than capable of managing and running the refineries optimally and as such no external back-up, investor or financier is required or necessary. We are of the firm view that in the pursuit of peace and sustainable development of the Niger Delta these refineries should be given to our people to finance and run.”