Monday, August 1, 2011

It's Time to Develop Niger Delta Region, Says Former VC

Daily Independent (Lagos)
28 July 2011

Benin — FORMER Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin, Prof. Andrew Onokerhoraye, on Thursday expressed fear that the Federal Government may not be able to curtail another round of violence in the Niger Delta Region if nothing is done to commence the development of the region.

He, therefore, called on President Goodluck Jonathan to seize the opportunity offered by the amnesty programme to commence the immediate development of the oil rich region.

According to him, "If the militants, after surrounding their arms, disengaged and wait endlessly with the government doing nothing to set the pace of developing the region, we may be giving room for the militants to come up again", he said.

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