ABUJA— The Indigenous People of Niger Delta (IPND), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege to prioritise the quick revamping of all Seaports in the Niger Delta region which they said comprises the Southeast and South-South geographical zone.

It also commended the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for the increasing commercial activities in Warri and Onne Ports over the last six months, adding that commencement of the EPZ project and other industrialization initiatives will be of great benefit to the Niger Delta region.

President of IPND, Mr. Tiemo Pumokumo, in a statement yesterday in Abuja, said IPND Bill of Rights Declarations are products of extensive research, expressing confident that “the implementation of the Declarations would bring about sustainable solution to the many socio-economic and socio-political problems of Nigeria, which include the security problems.”

He listed some of the group’s bill of rights of declaration to include “IPND Bill of Rights: Declaration 01: Re-affirming Call for Resources Control: IPND Bill of Rights: Declaration 03 – Call for Review of the Land Use Act of 1978 and Petroleum Act of 1969: IPND Bill of Rights Declaration 04: The true ownership of Continental Shelf: IPND Bill of Rights Declaration 05: Call to Open All Ports in Niger Delta.”

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Others are: “IPND Bill of Rights Declaration 09: Call for Oil & Gas Companies to Relocate or Locate Their Headquarters to the Niger Delta Region: IPND Bill of Rights Declaration 10: Call for Total Peace in the Niger Delta Region: IPND Bill of Rights Declaration 11: The Geographical Territory & Indigenous Tribes of Niger Delta: IPND Bill of Rights Declaration 13: Call for the Establishment of Niger Delta National Legislators Forum”.

The group also appealed to DSP Omo-Agege to intervene on some of the challenges confronting the Niger Delta people mostly in the rural communities who bears the immediate effects of oil exploration either as host communities or impacted communities, adding that Omo-Agege being the fifth citizen of the country was determined to unite and build a bridge of peace across the Niger Delta.

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