The Niger Delta Congress, NDC, has announced that it is going ahead with its demand for self-determination, and its insistence that Oil and other natural resources be controlled by the people of the region, and no longer by the Federal Government,
The NDC confirmed that the signing of the Niger Delta Peoples Charter will start on Monday, November 1, 2021.
Ovunda Eni, the Spokesman of the NDC, made the announcement in a statement on Tuesday, adding that, the coalition of regional bodies put all the ethnic nationalities of the 6 States in the South-South, on notice.
He recalled the Conference which held on October 8, at the Ijaw House Complex, in Yenegoa, the Bayelsa State capital.
He explained that the draft copy of the Niger Delta Peoples Charter was unanimously adopted as a working document, noting that, the NDC has now concluded the harmonisation process of all recommendations forwarded to the Secretariat.
His words: “It is our firm belief that this Charter will lay the foundation for the processes that will birth a new future.”
The NDC noted that the aim is to unite the people “towards achieving shared hopes and aspirations of resource control and self-determination”, charging the people not to be fazed by the insecurity and other challenges in Nigeria, under President Muhammadu Buhari’s watch.
The statement also told them to anticipate the arrival of the Charter in their communities, and actively take part in the mass signing.
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