He said: “While we are in support of the unity of the country, we wish to let whoever cares to know that Southern Nigeria or better still, the South-South geographical zone does not need food from any part of Northern Nigeria. He went further stating;
“Crude oil is exported from Nigeria courtesy of Niger Delta while billion of dollars are gotten from the proceed which is then shared freely to all while the lion share goes to the North!
The South can survive and will even do better without food supplies from the North. “The call on northerners to halt food supplies to the South-South by some divisive elements, which have the acronym of Pro-Buhari Supporters, is nothing but a self-destructive message, a booby trap that can only harm its progenitor.
“The said nasty message, which is widely in circulation in some online media, purportedly authored by those democratic naysayers, is the height of stupidity. “They talk as if we are not farmers and fishermen in the South-South.
Is it not because the oil companies working for government have polluted our land and river that people can no longer farm and fish that Niger Delta is complaining, yet government does not think that there is need to dialogue and address the issues?”
Ijaw National Congress, INC, have also appealed to the Federal Government to exercise restraint in its pronouncement to crush Niger Delta militants.
In a statement by its National President, Mr. Boma Obuoforibo, he said: “We believe that this will not bring any lasting solution to this complex problem. The options of dialogue and negotiating are worthwhile and, therefore, should be pursued.”
It condemned the present resurgence of bombing of oil installations by Niger Delta Avengers and other perpetrators, describing their activities as counter-productive.
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