Confab: 18 per cent proposed derivation beggarly —N-Delta group

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By Samuel  Oyadongha

Yenagoa—A Niger Delta advocacy group, Association of Youths for Non-Violence, has declared as “provocative and beggarly,” the proposed derivation principle of 18 per cent to oil producing states and five per cent to Northern states affected by Boko Haram insurgency.

The group said that the proposal by the consensus group of the national conference, was a reflection of the disdain and hatred for the people of the Niger Delta region by a section of the North not interested in the unity and development of the country.

National Coordinator of group, Mr Kennedy West, argued that “though the South-South delegates to the confab should be commended for insisting on 100 per cent derivation formula, the proposal by the Consensus Group of the national conference to increase the derivation by a paltry five per cent to make it 18 per cent and also allocate five per cent to the North as a result of Boko Haram insurgency is sad, provocative, and a plan by a few persons to throw the country into anarchy.”

 

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