Five critical demands to be unveiled February 23, 2022 as signing of Niger Delta Peoples Charter, begins

The urgent need for Nigerian Constitution to be revised as recommended in the National Conferences convened in recent times


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Five critical demands to be unveiled February 23, 2022 as signing of Niger Delta Peoples Charter, begins
Prof. Ebiegberi Joe Alagoa, signing the Niger Delta Peoples Charter as the National Mobilization Secretary of NDC, Barr. Aniso Abraham, observes keenly


The urgent need for Nigerian Constitution to be revised as recommended in the National Conferences convened in recent times, is top among five critical demands enshrined in the Niger Delta Peoples Charter to be unveiled February 23, 2022, Fresh Angle International can authoritatively report.

 

President of Niger Delta Congress, Nubari Sataah, who made the disclosure in a press statement released in Warri, Delta State, Friday November 5, noted that February 23, 2022, was chosen as preferred date for the unveiling, to commemorate the 55 years anniversary of ‘Niger Delta Republic’ as declared by late Isaac Adaka Boro in Kaiama (in the present day Bayelsa State) 1967.

 

According to Sataah, signing of the Niger Delta Peoples Charter, which would be done by representatives of the 70 ethnic Nationalities that make up the Niger Delta, representatives of organizations in the Niger Delta as well as representatives from states that make up the region; Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River States, commenced with Prof. Ebiegberi Joe Alagoa, signing the adopted Charter at his country home, Nembe in Bayelsa State, on behalf of Bayelsa State, Thursday November 4.

 

 

 

The other four critical demands enshrined in the Niger Delta Peoples Charter, stated thus: “An immediate assessment of the entire Niger Delta environment be made to determine the scale of devastation, any compensation(s) recommended by the above inquiry (National Conferences ) be paid speedily without delay, a complete cleanup of the entire Niger Delta region be carried out without delay and all monies received by the Nigerian government from the exploitation of crude oil and deprived the people of the Niger Delta, under the guise of ‘derivation formula’ be returned to the Niger Delta”.

 

 

L-R: Vice President NDC, Kemedengiyefa Opia, Bayelsa State NDC Chairman, Tuebi Sapere-Obi, Prince Arupuador Sapere-Obi, Prof. Ebiegberi Joe Alagoa, Nubari Sataah (2nd right, holding the Charter) & Barr. Aniso Abraham, shortly after Prof. Alagoa, signed the Charter

 

 

Recall that Ethnic Nationalities of the Niger Delta, under the auspices of Niger Delta Congress, NDC on Friday October 8, at Ijaw House Complex, Yenagoa in Bayelsa State, adopted a charter of what they termed their inalienable rights, warning that failure by the Federal Government to adopt a constitution that captures these rights in the shortest possible time, would leave Niger Delta people with no option, “but to exercise our rights to self-determination as a people, independent of the Nigerian Federation”.

 

 

Motion for acceptance of the charter, was moved by Chairman of Niger Delta Congress, Delta State Chapter, Comr. Destiny Noritsegho and Seconded by Representative of Ibibio Ethnic Nationality, Chief Ubong Akpana, during a press conference convened by NDC for sons and daughters of the ethnic nationalities that make up Niger Delta region.

 

The inalienable rights stipulated in the Niger Delta Peoples Charter, are: Life and Liberty, Resource Control, Sustainable Environment, Justice and Fairness as well as Self Determination.

 

During adoption of the Charter, NDC had emphasized: “The wishes of our people were dismissed by the pre-determined Henry Willink’s Commission setup by the British Colonial Government for the purpose of looking into our fears. The victimization and robbery of the Niger Delta people, has been done using various laws and decrees, including constitutions, which have over time been forced on our people, despite protest against such from our people”.



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