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PANDEF: Yemi Osinbajo Frustrating Development In Niger Delta by ahmedkoded95(m): 1:20am On Dec 03
Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, the umbrella body of traditional rulers, leaders and stakeholders of the Niger Delta region has accused the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbjo of causing confusion in the Niger Delta region with his purported abandonment of the Strategic Implementation Work Plan, SWIP, for development of the oil and gas-rich region.

The group’s delegation led by His Royal Majesty, Diette Spiff and King Jaja of Opobo, stated this in an interactive session with the Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Niger Delta at Abuja.

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In a statement that suggested a communication gap between the group and Osinbajo, PANDEF said, “In the meantime, as a distraction, the Vice President’s Office seems to have abandoned the SWIP for what it now calls the New Vision for the Niger Delta.”

It regretted that efforts to avoid project duplication and promote concerted development action in the region have failed with the vice president’s new proposal, adding, “All the players in the region (Niger Delta Development Commission, Presidential Amnesty Programme and Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project), are working independently without synergy.

Given a background to the establishment of SWIP, PANDEF asserted, “SIWP is conceived in the context of a series of engagements with the stakeholders in the region, including the visit of the Vice President to the region where he made several commitments to come up with a document containing intervention/ measures covering the short and medium term.”

“That document, which is the SIWP, partially integrates the 16- point agenda of PANDEF and the government’s 20-point agenda as well as the corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives of the oil and gas operators into a coherent development work plan.

“Although its objective is to ensure coordinated delivery of the sets of interventions outlined by the various agencies and ministries of government and the oil and gas operators, the region is yet to see it’s take off.

“As a result, the deliverables are not there to be monitored, tracked for implementation and reports made on delivery outcomes. The SIWP is envisaged to also assist in mitigating duplication of efforts and promote coherence through commonly agreed sets of objectives and development outcomes for the region.

“In view of the above, a team of PANDEF and stakeholders from the region are here to interact with the NASS Committees on the Niger Delta and explore ways in the light of the 16-point agenda o of bringing meaningful development to the region,” they said.

The PANDEF statement read: “There was some initial reluctance by us to engage with Strategic Implementation Work Plan, but some argued for the region to test the sincerity of the Federal Government by accepting it, although they knew it was a hurriedly conceived plan for the region.

“The confidence that SIWP sought to exude in the beginning by pulling together the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Ministry of Environment, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), and Presidential Amnesty Programme, with the support of the Office of the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, with stakeholders from the Niger Delta, Oil and Gas companies and other relevant agencies for its conceptualization, seems to have ebbed as we see less and less involvement of high level officials in the affairs of SIWP.

“Secondly, the promise to engage the region to incorporate current and relevant project initiatives of the various agencies into the SIWP compact, particularly the host communities’ priorities, is yet to happen.

“Thirdly, the identification of a lead Ministries Department and Agencies (MDAs) to give effect to the SIWP has been lacking and therefore, actions, which include the establishment of a system for monitoring and evaluation as well as a joint accountability framework to track implementation, have not happened.

“Fourthly, the project activities outlined were to ensure the elimination of project duplication and promote concerted development action in the region. That has not happened as all the players in the region (Niger Delta Development Commission, Presidential Amnesty Programme and Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project), are working independently without synergy.

“Fifthly, the Inter-ministerial committee and technical working group on SIWP had since stopped inviting PANDEF to its meetings and as such, report on progress under the plan has not happened. In the meantime, as a distraction, the Vice President’s Office seems to have abandoned Strategic Implementation Work Plan for what it now calls the New Vision for the Niger Delta.

“Lastly, the funding of the SIWP under the 2017 and 2018 budgets shows a total lack of serious engagement with SIWP (2017-2019) and therefore a need to re-evaluate the future of SIWP as it enters its third year (which is the end of the short term).”

The group suggested: “That before the 2019 budget is presented, the NASS Committees must call for consultations with the Inter-Ministerial Committee and Working Group to establish how far they have gone in terms of implementation of SIWP and what the challenges are.

“That if SIWP is to remain a working tool for government and a more effective and holistic regional development strategy, the National Assembly Committees need to invite and engage the Ministries of National Planning & Budget and Finance over the inclusion of SIWP in the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF-2017-2019) and Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP-2017-2020)

“That the engagement will be with all the relevant MDAs, particularly the Federal Ministries of National Planning and Budget and Finance to ensure that SIWP is an integral part of the formulation of the 2019 budget. We are of the view that SIWP should be part of the policies that determine the focus of this administration in dealing with the issues of revenue generation and natural resource management.

“That there is need to assess the 2017-2018 budget allocations and releases to know if the FG is committed to SIWP and what it has done to reverse some of the unfavorable trends affecting the region.

“That there is need to challenge all the MDAs working on the Region on the importance of having a coordinated strategy for bringing about development and reversing many of the negative outcomes of poor governance.”

It added, “In conclusion, we have worked hard to achieve the peace in the region, held back the agitation by the youth and ensured the flow of oil, however, the failure to implement the SIWP is in the least a betrayal of trust, a negation of the points canvassed in the 16-point agenda by PANDEF and a challenge to the existing peace in the region.”

The group advised, “To sustain that hard-won peace and support for this government, there is need to return to the drawing table and show political will by undertaking a total overhaul of the approach of Federal Government to the political will by undertaking a total overhaul.”

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Re: PANDEF: Yemi Osinbajo Frustrating Development In Niger Delta by bluecircle470: 1:31am On Dec 03
Mumu talk from hungry kings that needs money from the government ....one will think they’re after the real development for the region not knowing it’s all about development of their pockets.

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Re: PANDEF: Yemi Osinbajo Frustrating Development In Niger Delta by Orpe7(m): 11:23am On Dec 03
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Re: PANDEF: Yemi Osinbajo Frustrating Development In Niger Delta by Richdad50(m): 11:23am On Dec 03
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Re: PANDEF: Yemi Osinbajo Frustrating Development In Niger Delta by anambraamaka: 11:24am On Dec 03
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Re: PANDEF: Yemi Osinbajo Frustrating Development In Niger Delta by TheGreenLand: 11:25am On Dec 03
CRY ME A RIVER.

We saw the way your past figure head vice president Sambo and the ineffectual baboon brought so much development to Niger Delta.

Keep wailing!

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Re: PANDEF: Yemi Osinbajo Frustrating Development In Niger Delta by cosmatika(m): 11:25am On Dec 03
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Re: PANDEF: Yemi Osinbajo Frustrating Development In Niger Delta by gurunlocker: 11:26am On Dec 03
Still patiently waiting for the scam Ogoni clean up... shocked

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Re: PANDEF: Yemi Osinbajo Frustrating Development In Niger Delta by Abfinest007(m): 11:26am On Dec 03
I don regard d Niger delta elders as human bcus they loves money more eir selves.mayb osinbajo has not settled them Thats why they are makin diz noise .give them something now that will b d end of d mata

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Re: PANDEF: Yemi Osinbajo Frustrating Development In Niger Delta by Okoyeebo: 11:30am On Dec 03
gurunlocker:
Still patiently waiting for the scam Ogoni clean up... shocked

Why don't you put shovel and headpan on the heads of your family members, line them up in a single file and march them to the site to commence cleaning?

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Re: PANDEF: Yemi Osinbajo Frustrating Development In Niger Delta by allthingsgood: 11:30am On Dec 03
PANDEF aka PDP

Mumu wailers

Go and die!
grin grin

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Re: PANDEF: Yemi Osinbajo Frustrating Development In Niger Delta by Okoyeebo: 11:30am On Dec 03
I'm sure Ateke Tom that bearded criminal is part of the Kings. grin

Stupid Kings that collected money from GEJ and refused to do a single thing for their people. They have no shame and are now coming out to talk nonsense. They think they are talking to an unenlightened drunkard like GEJ?

The day Tradermoni steps into the Niger Delta, all of them are finished. The money usually shared by criminals and greedy rulers would now be given directly to the people who need it.

They want development from Osinbajo. What did Jonathan from the SS do for the SS?

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Re: PANDEF: Yemi Osinbajo Frustrating Development In Niger Delta by Generalkorex(m): 11:30am On Dec 03
Re: PANDEF: Yemi Osinbajo Frustrating Development In Niger Delta by Okoyeebo: 11:31am On Dec 03
Generalkorex:

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K for Kanulate.

Kanulate is what is going to save some people from Atikulating their Obituary.

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Re: PANDEF: Yemi Osinbajo Frustrating Development In Niger Delta by ArmedRobber: 11:33am On Dec 03
this pdp plan of dragging osibanjo name to the mud will not work .the recent attacks on osibanjo is a manisfestation of athiefku plan in dubai to tarnish the poster boy of Apc.
kolewek

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Re: PANDEF: Yemi Osinbajo Frustrating Development In Niger Delta by BruncleZuma: 11:35am On Dec 03
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Re: PANDEF: Yemi Osinbajo Frustrating Development In Niger Delta by GBOKASINCHA: 11:37am On Dec 03
Led by who? King jaja of opobo? undecided

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Re: PANDEF: Yemi Osinbajo Frustrating Development In Niger Delta by edunwanna(f): 11:37am On Dec 03
Only here to check names
Re: PANDEF: Yemi Osinbajo Frustrating Development In Niger Delta by davillian(m): 11:39am On Dec 03
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Re: PANDEF: Yemi Osinbajo Frustrating Development In Niger Delta by gurunlocker: 11:40am On Dec 03
Okoyeebo:


Why don't you put shovel and headpan on the heads of your family members, line them up in a single file and march them to the site to commence cleaning?

grin grin grin

See me laughing at a grown madman-fucker

I guess my family promised the clean up? grin

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Re: PANDEF: Yemi Osinbajo Frustrating Development In Niger Delta by Alejob: 11:45am On Dec 03
Image about to be laundered!
Re: PANDEF: Yemi Osinbajo Frustrating Development In Niger Delta by Mursz: 11:55am On Dec 03
Okoyeebo:
I'm sure Ateke Tom that bearded criminal is part of the Kings. grin

Stupid Kings that collected money from GEJ and refused to do a single thing.

They want development from Osinbajo. What did Jonathan from the SS do for the SS?


Biko help me ask them o! Useless bunch of nitwits who are only interested in linning their own pockets as opposed to common interest goals.

According to jack sparrow” Dem come dey name finger and point names now.

Ogun kii all of una.
Re: PANDEF: Yemi Osinbajo Frustrating Development In Niger Delta by mynairaland2018: 12:03pm On Dec 03
Shouldn't they be talking to the president? When did VPs start making policy?

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Re: PANDEF: Yemi Osinbajo Frustrating Development In Niger Delta by zombieHUNTER: 12:26pm On Dec 03
APc is Evil

They are anti progressives and democrats

Woe to anyone that supports such party

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Re: PANDEF: Yemi Osinbajo Frustrating Development In Niger Delta by Nature8(m): 12:30pm On Dec 03
TheGreenLand:
CRY ME A RIVER.

We saw the way your past figure head vice president Sambo and the ineffectual baboon brought so much development to Niger Delta.

Keep wailing!

:-/
Re: PANDEF: Yemi Osinbajo Frustrating Development In Niger Delta by Vdsc: 12:39pm On Dec 03
Okoyeebo:
I'm sure Ateke Tom that bearded criminal is part of the Kings. grin

Stupid Kings that collected money from GEJ and refused to do a single thing for their people. They have no shame and are now coming out to talk nonsense. They think they are talking to an unenlightened drunkard like GEJ?

The day Tradermoni steps into the Niger Delta, all of them are finished. The money usually shared by criminals and greedy rulers would now be given directly to the people who need it.

They want development from Osinbajo. What did Jonathan from the SS do for the SS?

The money that pays osibanjo comes from Yoruba land, abi?
The money he used in building useless projects in the south west comes from the south west, abi?

Keep burning your southern bridges. Fashpla has done his, osibanjo has also done his.

Una go know the scores when buhari leaves power.

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