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Delta students ask Orubebe to apologise to S-South govs

By Emma Amaize
WARRI—NATIONAL Association of Delta State Students (NADESSTU) has asked the Minister of State for Niger-Delta, Elder Godsday Orubebe to tender an unreserved apology to the six South-South governors for denunciating their people-oriented threat to pull-out of the amnesty programme for militants.

The association  in a statement, signed by the national president, Oboidhe Benedith, said it was unbecoming of the Minister to describe the agitation as uncalled for, adding, “You (Orubebe) should be informed that little by little, another un-expected anti-Niger Delta proposal would have been submitted to the federal executive council for approval in no time by the Kaduna indigene, Petroleum Minister, Dr. Rilwanu Lukman and it would have been approved by all the ministers without serious consideration of the long span effects on other regions if not for the alertness of the governors”.

The association, however, lifted the seven-day ultimatum it gave to the   Federal Government to reverse its decision on the upgrade of the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI) Effurun, and the consequent upgrade of the College of Petroleum Studies and Strategy in Kaduna, which according to it, followed “serious appeal by relevant Niger Delta stakeholders and the immediate response by the Federal Government”.


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