Ogoni decry insecurity in communities
A national congress of the Ogoni people organised under the auspices of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, MOSOP, has
decried insecurity in Ogoni communities and called on traditional rulers to ensure the protection and security of the communities.
This is part of a six-point communique issued at the end of the congress and read by the President of MOSOP, Mr. Legborsi Pyagbara.
“The Congress decried the present situation of insecurity in Ogoni communities and called on traditional rulers to ensure the protection and security of the communities,” the communique read.
The meeting, which held in Bori-Ogoni, was attended by over eight thousand Ogonis, including traditional rulers, academics, traders, farmers, fishermen, professionals, youths and women, and was aimed at briefing and stimulating discussions on the approval by the Federal Government regarding fast-tracking implementation of remediation and restoration of the hydrocarbon-degraded Ogoni environment.
In the communique, the Ogoni also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that all mechanisms necessary for the urgent commencement of remediation and restoration of the devastated Ogoni environment are put in place without delay.
The communique also appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Government to appoint Ogonis into position of national leadership.
“The Congress called on the president to ensure that all mechanisms necessary for the urgent commencement and comprehensive remediation and restoration of the devastated Ogoni environment are put in place without delay.
“Whilst appreciating the intervention of the President on the UNEP Report, congress called on the president to appoint Ogoni sons and daughters into positions of responsibility in his government as demanded in the Ogoni Bill of Rights and reiterated in the recent letter to the President by the Ogoni People,” it said.