PROMINENT NIGER DELTA LEADER, SARA IGBE QUESTIONS GOVERNOR’S DEMAND FOR INCREASE IN DERIVATION FROM OIL AND GAS REVENUE PERCENTAGE
….says oil & gas bearing communities will kick against it unless….
A prominent Niger Delta Leader and former National Publicity Secretary of PANDEF, His Highness, Chief ANABS SARA-IGBE has questioned the justification of the South South Governors to ask for an increase from oil and gas derivation revenue from 13% to 50%.
In a statement made available to Brave Views, the Elder Statesman argued why the governors should demand 50% derivation from oil and gas revenue, when there is no tangible projects on ground to justify the 13% they have been collecting from the Federal Government as oil and gas derivation for years now.
“Why are the Governors asking for more allocation on behalf of the oil and gas bearing and impacted communities, without anything to show for the 13% derivation they have been collecting?”
The Nigerian Delta Activist regretted that most of the oil and gas bearing and impacted communities are still in squalor.
He added that most of the communities are without electricity, drinkable water hospitals, jetties, roads, schools, employment opportunities, scholarships and shore reclamation among other things.
He advised the governors to account for the 13% derivation revenue so far collected.
SARA-IGBE warned that, the oil and gas bearing communities and other impacted communities in the Niger Delta Region may oppose any increase in derivation from oil and gas money, unless the governor’s account for the 13% derivation collected since many years ago, without developing the respective oil and gas communities as well as other impacted communities.