The Presidential Adviser on Niger Delta Affairs and Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Committee, Kingsley Kuku, has advised Southsouth governors and local government chairmen on the development of the region.
He said they are not improving the lots of their people, despite the increase in their monthly allocations.
Kuku said as a result of the amnesty, oil production has improved, rising from about 700,000 to about 2.7million barrels per day, which in turn, has increased states’ allocations by about N7billion monthly.
Despite these huge earnings, Kuku lamented that they are not empowering their people.
The Presidential Adviser spoke in Port Harcourt at the weekend when he met with Ogoni Youth Council (OYC).
He said it is regrettable that instead of executing projects for the people, the politicians are busy jostling for second term in office “and because of that they do not tell the governors the truth for fear of losing their bids to come back to office.”
Kuku also said “this is the only time the governors can empower their people because beyond amnesty programme, what happens? Or must we gazette every Niger Delta youth as ex-militants.”
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