MOSOP, coalition demand Rivers oil areas development commission

Mon Nov 25th, 2019 - Delta

Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) and Niger Delta Civil Society Coalition (NDCSC) has urged Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State to establish an oil-producing areas development commission to tackle gross underdevelopment in oil communities.

The groups said it was disheartening that despite the 13 per cent derivation accruable to the state, the oil-producing communities were in dire need of basic amenities.

MOSOP President, Legoborsi Pyagbara, told The Guardian that 20 years after the state government started receiving 13 per cent derivation, it had become incumbent on the governor to establish an oil-producing areas commission just like Delta, Ondo, and Imo states, to bring development to the grassroots that host bulk of the oil fields.




source: Guardian