Communities in oil-rich Niger Delta poorest in Nigeria - SERAP

28/09/2022 11:14:00 PM

Communities in oil-rich Niger Delta poorest in Nigeria - SERAP

Communities in oil-rich Niger Delta poorest in Nigeria - SERAP

A new report by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has shown that towns in the Niger Delta live in deplorable conditions. The

Wale Odunsi A new report by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has shown that towns in the Niger Delta live in deplorable conditions.Niger Delta Communities Poorest In Nigeria, In Depressing Condition Despite Oil Wealth – Report September 28, 2022 News According to report, the communities in the Niger Delta are the poorest in the country.Declare Your Assets Immediately, SERAP Tells Atiku, Tinubu, Obi, Kwankwaso September 28, 2022 News The organisation made this known in a post on its Twitter handle on Wednesday.This was coming barely a day after Ayo Adebanjo, the head of the Yoruba socio-cultural group Afenifere, stated why his group was supporting Obi's candidacy.

The findings do not corroborate the enormous wealth derived from locations in the region where the Nigerian government generates majority of its revenue.The 82-page report SERAP launched on Wednesday in Lagos is titled: ‘We Are All Vulnerable Here: How Lack of Transparency and Accountability is Fuelling Human Rights Violations in the Niger Delta’.According to report, the communities in the Niger Delta are the poorest in the country.The report, presented by Dr.“2023: Atiku: Immediately Publish Your Assets; 2023: Tinubu: Immediately Publish Your Assets; 2023: Obi: Immediately Publish Your Assets; 2023: Kwankwaso: Immediately Publish Your Assets," it said.Olubunmi Afinowi of the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos (UNILAG), stressed that “communities in the Niger Delta remain the poorest in the country”.The report was presented to the media by Dr.The academic decried that the South-South “remains deeply in the grips of squalor, poverty, and environmental degradation”.“Propelled by a long-held animosity against Tinubu, in 2015, the Pa Ayo Adebanjo Afenifere endorsed Jonathan for President –.

The report shows corruption contributing to poverty and consequential suffering of many people in the Niger Delta.Speaking during the presentation, Afinowi disclosed that “the region remains deeply in the grips of squalor, poverty, and environmental degradation.SERAP in June addressed an open letter to presidential candidates of political parties, encouraging them to promptly divulge information about their holdings and liabilities.SERAP said the right of the people to a clean, safe and healthy environment is routinely violated and abused by the government and oil companies.“Social, economic, and environmental degeneration has largely affected the lifestyles and wellbeing of the people.The right of the people to a clean, safe and healthy environment is routinely violated and abused by the government and oil companies.Also apparent is the continued disregard and abuse of the human rights of the people”, the group noted.It said, “While there is no constitutional requirement for presidential candidates to publish their assets and liabilities before elections, doing so would show that you can stand up for transparency in assets declaration by public officers if elected.In his reaction, Femi Falana, SAN, declared that management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) by interim administrators was illegal.Also apparent is the continued disregard and abuse of the human rights of the people of the region.

Falana advised the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, to advise President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently reconstitute the NDDC board of directors.The lawyer said since the appointment of interim administrators is unknown to the NDDC Act, the contracts awarded by them are null and void.“The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr.“As you and your parties prepare for presidential election campaigns, we hope that you will seize the opportunity to show your commitment to addressing these fundamental issues of public interest by immediately publishing details of your assets and rejecting vote buying, intimidation and harassment.The rights activist called on the government to release the report of the forensic audit of the NDDC to enable communities to demand accountability from contractors who collected funds but abandoned projects.The event was attended by Speaker of Cross River House of Assembly, John Etim; ICPC Chairman, represented by Dr Grace Chinda; NEITI Executive Secretary, represented by Kareem Lamidi; Dina Sabi, Second Secretary, Embassy of Netherlands.“Since the appointment of interim administrators is unknown to the NDDC Act, all contracts awarded by them are illegal and liable to be set aside.Director-General, Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), represented by Egbe Ekpe; AGF Malami represented by Barrister Raji Rasaki; NHRC Executive Secretary, represented by Saliu Musa; Niger Delta leaders, among others.Yet, nobody politics worthy of being called a democracy entrusts the selection of leaders to a process of auction or barter.

SERAP urged President Buhari to instruct the Ministries of Niger Delta, Humanitarian Affairs, and other agencies overseeing the NDDC to publish the 2021 forensic report on NDDC.Among the people who attended the launch are Speaker of Cross River State House of Assembly, Hon John Etim; Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, represented by Dr Grace Chinda; and the Executive Secretary of NEITI, represented by Kareem Lamidi, team lead advocacy for NEITI.The organization urged the National Assembly to ensure that the relevant committees collaborate to initiate enquiries and fact-finding on how public funds have been spent by government parastatals.Related Topics:.Egbe Ekpe; and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, represented by Barrister Raji Rasaki.“Please let us know if you and your political party are willing to commit to some or all of the issues outlined in this letter,” the letter further read.

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