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Niger Delta youths berate Attah on 13 percent derivation

Youths in the Niger Delta, under the aegis of South-South Network for Change, SSNC, have expressed shock over the defence of former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah on the retention of the 13 percent derivation by the national conference committee of Devolution.

SSNC, in a statement by its Executive Director, Oghenetega Onoriode, insisted that they stand by the entrenchment of the principle of derivation on the basis that states shall pay not more than 50 percent of proceeds from mineral resources to the Federation Account as tax; abrogation of Section 44 (3) of the Constitution; abrogation of the Land Use Act and full Implementation of the United Nations Environmental Programme report on environmental assessment of Ogoniland.


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