By Binebai Princewill
Secretary general of oil rich Ogulagha community in Ogulagha Kingdom, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, Comr. Daniel A. Sunday, popularly known as Big Dan have written the Federal Government of Nigeria over the lamentable state of underdevelopment bedeviling the kingdom.
The Ogulagha community secretary, Comr. Daniel Sunday made the assertion in a statement issued to newsmen in Warri yesterday, a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspaper.
The community leader particularly frowned that Forcados Terminal in Ogulagha Kingdom produced 800 million barrels of crude oil everyday out of the 1.2 trillion barrels Nigeria export everyday, adding that the level of development in the Kingdom is nothing to write home about, describing it as shameful.
He noted that a kingdom that add so much economic value to the country deserves a better attention for development and appointing of its sons and daughters into various federal parastatals, ministries, agencies and commissions.
Big Dan noted that as secretary of oil rich Ogulagha community, headquarters of the kingdom, he sleeps and wakes up daily with the stark realities of underdevelopment hovering around the kingdom, stressing that the gruesome abandonment of Ogulagha Kingdom calls for great concern.
The community leader noted that there will be a limit to which members of the kingdom will tolerate the iron fisted manipulation foised on them by the federal Government of Nigeria and their allies, the Multinational Oil Companies operating in the area.
While taking a swipe on their neighbouring Iduwini Kingdom youths in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State for attempting to lay claims to some oil facilities belonging to Ogulagha Kingdom, Big Dan had called on the Iduwini youths to allow the sleeping dog to lie without fanning the embers of trouble.
He particularly stressed that on no account should the Iduwini youths lay claims to their facilities in Forcados Terminal as such act would be resisted and could lead to misunderstanding between the two kingdoms.
Mr. Daniel had particularly appealed to Iduwini Kingdom elders to caution their youths not to ignite the polity.
The statement had also called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to send emissaries to Ogulagha Kingdom to see for themselves realities on ground.