Oil belongs to Niger Delta people, not Nigeria | TheCable

OPINION BY MICHAEL OWHOKO: Oil belongs to Niger Delta people, not Nigeria | TheCable

1/26/2022 7:28:00 PM

OPINION BY MICHAEL OWHOKO: Oil belongs to Niger Delta people, not Nigeria | TheCable

BY MICHAEL OWHOKO For the record and for posterity, it is imperative to state that oil found in the Niger Delta region belongs to the people of the area. It

BY MICHAEL OWHOKOThe obnoxious petroleum act 1966 which now forms part of section 44(3) of the 1999 constitution was used to legitimise this illegality. It confers on the federal government, ownership and control of all petroleum resources found in, under or upon all land or waters in the country. However, this is at variance with practices in advanced democracies where host communities, states or regions own the resources and pay taxes and royalties to government.

The Niger Delta people believe strongly in their soul, spirit and body, that the oil belongs to them but that the federal government has unjustly used its might to seize it because of their helpless polyethnic minority condition. It is most likely this could not have happened in a monolithic majority group in the country for fear of resistance.

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OK , but sounds like a broken and reapeted gramophone record Under d Nigeria system,oil & every other natural resources belongs 2 Nigeria as d benefit of being in Nigeria is far more important than d oil alone ,we cannot start segregating ourselves bcos of oil & trying 2 restructure our nation that will lead 2 civil war & our doom

And Niger Delta people are not Nigerian and oil discovered in other regions of Nigeria also belongs to Niger Delta too? E be like say una head done gbalę. 🤭😁🤣

Bandits raid Niger village, kill one, abduct 15, steal valuables - Punch NewspapersThe most widely read newspaper in Nigeria Nawa o. How can we solve all these problems in this country? government don't have solution to these since We keep having this abduction news everywhere … the governments doing nothing … so sad Really? Even when the Government of the day said they have won the war against Boko haram, and bandits. In 2015 we were told 6months insecurity would be over. I guess is 6years plus now! Any where, I know PDP would do the needful 2023 to eradicate all what we are facing now.

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