*Tasks PMB to urgently implement demands
By Wilson Macaulay, Ughelli
Ex-militants of Niger Delta region have condemned in totality the shooting and killing of Lagos peaceful #ENDSARS protesters by soldiers. They urged President Muhammad Buhari to urgently implement the demands of the protesters for peace and unity of the coubtry.
In a press release signed by a self-acclaimed General John Abugor, aka Point One, the leader of Niger Delta Youth Emancipation, said ” The infamous Lekki Toll Plaza Masacre by sending his solidarity message to all Nigerian youths across the globe for standing firm to demand for end to police brutality ,accountability, major reformation from the opaque FG system and also tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to change his body language by urgently responding to the demands of the youths amongst others which he described to be very germane , essential and fundamental, if we must move forward as one indivisible people that can make positive impact in the commity of nations.”
General John Abugor the ex-warlord, noted that because of his deep concern about the points raised by the organisers of the Endsars Protest, he took it upon himself to travel to Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Edo ,Kogi Abuja, Rivers, Bayelsa and Cross River States on a fact finding mission for on the spot assessment of their mood to hear from the youths one on one and the feelers he got from the States are one and the same.
He explained that what is central in the
demands of the youths across board is their collective quest for the dethronement of bad leadership, accountability of government Officials , the establishment of industries where they can be gainfully engaged to earn a living in line with the ideals of the dignity of labour, the immortalization of the heroes of the struggle particularly those who paid the supreme task , the compensation of their families, end to police brutality, the opening and immediate revival of our Comatose Seaports, particularly the Warri Seaport, Sapele Seaport, Koko Seaport, Port Harcourt Seaport, Calabar Seaport , EPZ Project, at Ogidigben, the commencement of the Deep Seaport at Gbaramatu, the Niger Delta Coastal Road Master Plan amongst others.
Abugor pointed out that, if the FG government will listen and pursue the demands of the youths and also add important projects like the Independent Power Project at Oghara, to beef up power supply particularly in Delta State, Provision of Gas turbines by Pan Ocean to supply power in Sapele and Ethiope West, provide community based Modular Refineries, and stop thinking of hiring part of the Warri Refinery to a dealer from the Northen part of the country , Nigeria will soon bounce back as the giant of Africa.
According to him, the Nigerian Youths are angry with the politicians who are not satisfied with their bogus salaries, which is already under attack by Alhaji Sanusi Lamido the Former Governor of Central Bank who has contended in a strongly worded letter that the salaries of the Law makers should be reduced by fifty percent as they are shamelessly hijacking contracts from the business men who are now at the mercy of the politicians for every contract they want to do, adding that, unless the politicians repent and desist from that bad character making contractors to suffer, the wrath of the youths will remain kindled against the the fraudulent Nigerian politician.
Contibuing ” the Endsars Protest is against bad leadership in Nigeria , it is a call for total reorientation, a reformation which should also improve the welfare package of the police because their salaries is indeed too meagre to multivate them and keep their moral high to work as professional cops.
While making a plea for help, Abugor lamented that out of his one thousand boys of the Niger Delta Youth Emancipation Camp, he was able to train one hundred of them in fish farming but they are yet to be empowered so that they can kick start their various fish farms in other not to waste the knowledge gained from the training.
General Abugor therefore sent a Compassionate appeal to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State to kindly assist in the empowerment of the one hundred Youths already trained by his organization to boost fish production in Delta State in Particular and Nigeria in general.
Abugor in his summation remarked strongly that the FG government must go back to the drawing board to remove hunger from Nigeria through the provision of industries that will put Nigeria on the path of irreversible growth and development.
In a related development, General John Abugor Called on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State to come to the aid of Jesse people who are facing turbulent time due to the challenges experienced in the kingdom relating to the installation of the new king.