President Tinubu Promises To Unlock Ogoniland’s Potential For Human And Natural Resources

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President Tinubu Promises To Unlock Ogoniland's Potential For Human And Natural Resources

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President Tinubu Promises To Unlock Ogoniland’s Potential For Human And Natural Resources

Nigeria's president Bola Tinubu has sought to offset the impact of his economic reforms
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President Bola Tinubu promised on Wednesday that his administration will unlock the human and natural resource potential of Ogoniland.

During a meeting with members of the Supreme Council of Traditional Rulers of Ogoni, Rivers State, led by King Samuel Nnee, Gbenemene Tai Kingdom and Paramount Ruler of Kpite Tai, the president said he will ensure the environmental and economic security of Nigerian communities.

Tinubu said that Nigerians need to heal the wounds of the past, adding that it was important to live and prepare ourselves for the future generation of Nigeria.

“We must be committed to uplifting the livelihoods of our people in a free Nigeria,” he said, State House noted. “This is all part of the healing process for the Ogoni people. There is equally the Ogoni clean-up program that I inherited. That will be pursued diligently and honorably. The number of people that we will empower will increase as time goes on.”

“I am glad that this meeting has emphasized peace and stability through the resuscitation of businesses in Ogoniland. Without these businesses, the recovery of this country will be adversely affected.”

The president highlighted that it was essential to look into safety precautions and environmental and other challenges in the country, assuring everyone present at the meeting that his administration will certainly do that.

He went on to share that his commitment to freedom and democracy was strong and had not changed after he took over the office, emphasizing that the Nigerians will also remain his priority.

Tinubu recently appointed his Official Spokesperson alongside the Director-General of the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), promising that they will be working closely with the Ogoni leaders to ensure that there are economic opportunities for Ogoniland alongside the entire Nigeria.

“I am ready to work with the Ogoni people and engage with the Government of Rivers State and the people of Nigeria to ensure that we give all of you a bright future in this country,” he said.

The president praised the former Governor of Rivers State and Minister of the FCT for working on alleviating Ogoni people, adding that he was very much concerned about the progress, peace and stability in the community.

In response, King Nnee praised Tinubu for making many achievements since he took over the office on May 29, highlighting the ongoing construction work on the Onne-Junction/Eleme-Junction axis of the East-West Road.

Paramount Ruler of Kpite Tai also echoed similar sentiments regarding Tinubu and blamed the previous administrations for not being able to resolve the pertinent issues related to oil production in Ogoniland.

source: www.ibtimes.ng

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