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Okowa- Niger Delta Oil Not Zamfara's Gold For Nigeria by MummyIMadeIt: 6:59pm On Nov 12, 2020
The governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, on Wednesday said criticised the Buhari administration’s decision to allow some states like Zamfara mine and manage gold and other solid minerals in their domains, while stopping the Niger Delta states from managing their oil and gas resources.

The governor said the policy was “discriminatory”. He said all states in the South-South region were united in the quest for the restructuring of the country.

Mr Okowa stated this during his quarterly interaction with journalists on Wednesday in Asaba.

He said that there was need to restructure the country to pave the way for the devolution of more powers to states and local governments.

According to Mr Okowa, who is the Chairman, South-South Governors’ Forum, Nigeria is not making progress as it ought to because the issues of restructuring and resource control are yet to be addressed.

Nigeria allowing Zamfara control its gold while Niger-Delta oil is for nation — Okowa
ByPremium Times November 12, 2020 3 min read

The governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, on Wednesday said criticised the Buhari administration’s decision to allow some states like Zamfara mine and manage gold and other solid minerals in their domains, while stopping the Niger Delta states from managing their oil and gas resources.

The governor said the policy was “discriminatory”. He said all states in the South-South region were united in the quest for the restructuring of the country.

Mr Okowa stated this during his quarterly interaction with journalists on Wednesday in Asaba.

He said that there was need to restructure the country to pave the way for the devolution of more powers to states and local governments.

According to Mr Okowa, who is the Chairman, South-South Governors’ Forum, Nigeria is not making progress as it ought to because the issues of restructuring and resource control are yet to be addressed.

He disclosed that restructuring and resource control as well as security would form a major plank of the discussion at a meeting between a presidential delegation and leaders of the South-South billed for Port Harcourt on Friday.

“The South-South Governors have been in the forefront for the devolution of power to states and local governments.

“Restructuring, resource control and security of the country, especially in the Niger Delta will be a major topic of discussion at the Presidential parley coming up in Port Harcourt,” he said.

Responding to a question on the gold deposit in Zamfara State and the decision of the state government to control the resource, the governor said that there were Acts of the National Assembly that dealt with oil production and solid minerals.

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Re: Okowa- Niger Delta Oil Not Zamfara's Gold For Nigeria by MummyIMadeIt: 7:00pm On Nov 12, 2020
The people are awaken!
Re: Okowa- Niger Delta Oil Not Zamfara's Gold For Nigeria by Flexherbal(m): 7:01pm On Nov 12, 2020
It is time every state began to management their resources.
Re: Okowa- Niger Delta Oil Not Zamfara's Gold For Nigeria by MummyIMadeIt: 7:08pm On Nov 12, 2020
Flexherbal:
It is time every state began to management their resources.

Restructuring comes to mind...but seriously Nigeria is a confused nation which practices British (Parliamentary) system of government, America (Democratic) system of government and Arabic (Sharia) law all together
Re: Okowa- Niger Delta Oil Not Zamfara's Gold For Nigeria by KanwuliaExtra: 7:13pm On Nov 12, 2020
Like the South would do better managing their resources? The NDDC mismanagement nko?

Governor - Chairman. . . . Off ya mic jor!
Re: Okowa- Niger Delta Oil Not Zamfara's Gold For Nigeria by Flexherbal(m): 7:29pm On Nov 12, 2020
MummyIMadeIt:


Restructuring comes to mind...but seriously Nigeria is a confused nation which practices British (Parliamentary) system of government, America (Democratic) system of government and Arabic (Sharia) law all together
I tell you.

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