Posted by News Express | 1 January 2019 | 801 times
Newly elected president of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), Fegalo Nsuke, has pledged strong commitment to self determination and freedom for the Ogoni people in Nigeria.
Nsuke spoke on Monday in Mogho, Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State at a congress of Gokana kingdom.
Nsuke told a congress of the Ogoni survival movement that the profound injustice against the Ogoni people has destroyed the entire ethnic nationality and must be confronted and defeated.
“We have contributed over $100 billion to the Nigerian economy. All of that has been shared by Nigeria and nothing has been invested in Ogoni. We must reverse this trend by demanding self determination for the Ogoni people and that must be now,” he said.
On the Ogoni cleanup, Nsuke described the programme as a fraud, noting that the programme will not benefit the Ogoni people as currently implemented.
“All of the companies approved by the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) do not represent Ogoni interests except one. This is not acceptable to us as the cleanup is about us; we have paid the price and made all the sacrifices. They must listen to us and not plot to take away our money to Abuja, Lagos and other places,” Nsuke said.
“The cleanup is useless if it does not benefit us. They have not even provided water for us as recommended by the report and this, we must address,” Nsuke said.
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