By Daniel Gumm
WARRIâ€”THE National Association of Itsekiri Graduates (NAIG) has lambasted the Federal Government over itsÂ decision to set up a Petroleum Training Institute (PTI) in Kaduna, a non-oil producing/bearing area, describing it asÂ ill-thought.
Querying the the rationale behind the decision such decision when the existing P.T.I that is rotten and decaying away as a result of lack of adequate funding and management.
The NAIG condemned gesture which it claimed was a case of robbing Peter to pay Paul.
In a statement signed by NAIG President, Engr. Oritsuwa Ebrohimi and Secretary, Comrade Nobi Bawo, respectively,Â NAIG said if the Federal Government considered Nigeria as one entity, â€œwhy would it approve developmental projects for some people while it is fighting with some others and even in the midst of bombardments of Niger Delta communities the Federal Government is awarding projects from money gotten from oil wells in the region.â€
It called on the Federal Government to desist from the act of â€œinjustice and cruelty, whilst concerning itself with ways to bring about lasting solutions to the crisis ridden region,â€ advising that theÂ Federal Government should not kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.