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N-Delta projects: Lawmaker sues for calm

WARRI—MEMBER representing the Warri Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr. Daniel Reyenieju, has appealed to groups in the Niger Delta region and particularly those within the Warri Federal Constituency, who are disenchanted over the advertised project locations earmarked for contract award as recently advertised by the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, to remain calm as the alleged issue of marginalisation and bias are being looked into.

Speaking to Vanguard in a telephone chat from the United Kingdom, where he is currently on official assignment, against the backdrop of massive protests against the Ministry of the Niger Delta from different interest groups in the region, particularly the Itsekiri ethnic group, Mr. Reyenieju noted that he is very elated by this level of consciousness and awareness but appealed that peaceful approach in expressing our grievances as so far adopted, should always be given a chance.

Reyenieju said, “I hope that the ministry will henceforth be sensitive to the sensibilities of the different ethnic groups, specifically based on oil production quota.

“There is no doubt that there is a serious moral question in the present situation whereby the principle of ‘from whom much is taken, much consideration and rewards are given,’ seems not to be adhered to in full.”

He called on the ministry to henceforth ensure that when projects are advertised, the respective states (at least) of benefiting communities should also be indicated in such advertisement, as such will go a long way in demonstrating some level of openness and allay fears of possible lopsidedness


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