Mkpoikana Udoma 14 July 2017, Sweetcrude, Port Harcourt – Youth leaders in the Niger Delta region are demanding for 100 percent . resource control and true federalism as part of the restructuring being demanded by ethic nationalities across the country.
Restructuring: Niger Delta youths want 100percent resource control, true federalism
Niger Delta youth leaders at a round table discussion in Port Harcourt, said resource control and true federalism will ensure justice for the people of the the region, adding that the country be restructured accordingly, along the line of true federalism before the 2019 general elections.
Leader of the group and founder of the Niger Delta Young Professionals Forum, Mr. Moses Siasia, in a resolution read to journalists after a meeting of the forum, explained that the people of the Niger Delta will ask for nothing but 100percent resource control.
Siasia who was a governorship candidate in Bayelsa State, also frown on people making hate speeches round the country, and warned them to desist forthwith.
He said, “We have collectively agreed that this country should be restructured. What restructuring means to us as people in the Niger Delta is 100percent resources control and true federalism.
“We are calling on the government to also ensure that the country is restructured before 2019 general elections; and we are also calling on the government to implement the 2014 confab report.
“The round table meeting of young leaders also condemn hate speeches emanating from people from different parts of the country.”
Also speaking, the immediate-past President of the Ijaw Youth Council, Mr. Udengs Eradiri, queued behind the call for the restructuring of the country.
Eradiri while briefing newsmen after the meeting of the Niger Delta Young Leaders Forum, said Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, should lead the move for the restructuring of the country.
According to him, “In our communique today, we agreed that the federal government being ran by the the Acting President should begin the process of re-organizing Nigeria.
“You can see that what is happening is as a result of anger, pains and dissatisfaction by every part of the country and the Acting President has the golden opportunity now to begin the process of healing the country before 2019 elections.
“There are lots of threats here and there, the only thing that can save Nigeria is that the leadership takes responsibility and begin the process of restructuring. The discourse must be surrounding how ethnic nationalities in Nigeria should come together and agree whether we should continue as one or not, and if we must continue, it must be on the basis of equity, fairplay and justice,” Eradiri said.