Niger Delta Youth Council, a revered group in the region has rejected the proposed National Water Resources Bill, describing it as a well calculated plan to further enslave Niger Deltans, particularly the Ijaws.
The Niger Delta Youth Council under the leadership of Amb. Comr. Mamamu Bene Youkore, popularly known as young chief have alerted Niger Deltans to wake up and reject the proposed bill.
NDYC made this known via a statement jointly signed by the duo of Amb. Comr. Mamamu Bene Youkore, President and Comr. Shadrach Onitsha Ebikeme, Secretary, a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide.
However, the duo of Mamamu and Onitsha noted that if the Bill is not rejected and should it be passed into law could be dangerous to the already suffocating Niger Deltans and Ijaws in the Nigerian state.
According to the group, there are already too many unfriendly laws militating against the progress of Ijaw nation and Niger Delta, stressing that adding the proposed National Water Resources Bill to the list will be too much to bear hence it has to be rejected by all means necessary.
They continued that the Bill is not necessary at this point of Nigeria’s existence, adding that the national assembly should promote Bills that will propagate national unity than division.
The Group, noted that despite the growing desperation by the federal government for the passage of the Bill and the series of disinformation handed members of the National Assembly, the National Water Resources Bill has lots of ambiguity, confusion and treasonable acts.
“The Bill will tear our fragile unity. They have taken the crude oil, water and the lives of the people. It is obnoxious and wicked to the Niger Delta and the ijaw nation. The Bill raised lots of suspicion. To us in Niger Delta, particularly the Ijaws, water is life. The Nigerian state have taken too much from us already, we will resist this move “. Niger Delta Youth Council added