By Akpokona Omafuaire
WARRI—THE Iduwini National Movement for Peace and Development, INMPD, has called on the Federal Government to take urgent steps to address the development issues affecting Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC’s Flow Stations located in Burutu and Gbaramatu kingdoms in Burutu and Warri South-West Local Government areas.
INMPD gave the warning yesterday in a statement in Warri by Musa Oyandugha, Publicity Secretary and Amino Suyei, Mobilisation Officer.
The statement read in part: “Undoubtedly, the maintenance of the flow stations will usher in enormous economic value and affect lives of residents, as well as the government. Because it will to an extent address the unemployment problem that has engulfed the country.
“It is sad and very unfortunate that tangible development sited in the Niger Delta region, especially in Ijaw areas, are being abandoned.
“If the priority of government is the security and welfare of the people, we do not see any reason why a project that will address the economic woes of not only the Ijaw, but the entire country at large should be left in such a sorry state.”
“We, once again, call on the Federal Government to, as a matter of urgency, make provisions for the smooth take off of these very significant projects.”