The Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), the apex youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has described the ongoing Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) section “Frontier Exploration” as a fraud and criminal act waiting to be legalized.
Some “fictitious clauses” have been inserted in the just concluded draft law of the Petroleum Industry Bill recently passed by the Senate which was a long term fraud master-minded by political profiteers of Fulani oligarchy.
This long-aged plan if allowed, will automatically make all Northern states through which oil pipelines traverse to be oil-producing communities.
The day Northern political actors planned building an oil refinery at Kaduna was the day they conceived the Petroleum Industry Bill.
A statement from OYC National President, Comrade Igboayaka O. Igboayaka at Enugu disclosed that “Nothing takes the Fulani political cabals unaware in Nigeria; the Kaduna Refinery which was commissioned in 1980, while the idea to make Northern community an oil-producing community through the PIB ‘Frontier Exploration’ was planned in February 1970 in a meeting held at Sokoto and Kaduna states respectively.”
“It is shocking to main oil-producing communities in Imo, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Cross Rivers, Bayelsa, Edo, Delta and Ondo states that the new law as projected by the Senate, makes states such as Kogi, Niger, Kaduna and others where pipelines pass through to sip oil from the far away South-South states to Kaduna refinery to suddenly become oil-producing states,” Igboayaka stated.
He continued: “Senators from the Southern states have murdered sleep by sleeping on duty while their Northern counterparts advance on this conspiracy to redefine “oil-producing communities” to mean any community that oil pipeline passes through.
“This is a huge fraud and an attempt to legalize criminality with a bill that lacks morality and human face.
“We, therefore give Southern Senators a 14-day ultimatum to correct this error or be ready to contend with all the ethnic nationalities in Southern Nigeria.
“The people of Southern Nigeria shall apply every means necessary to resist this deliberate act of Southern Senators to mortgage the future of Southern youths.
“Ohanaeze Youth Council applaud the position of Southern governors and their rejection of the fraudulent frontier exploration which criminally gave communities in the North 30% profit of the oil in Southern Nigeria.
“This political cum economic dribbling by Northern senators must be resisted by Igbo youths and every youth from Southern Nigeria.
“It is not just an injustice giving 3% derivation to communities in the oil-producing areas in Southern Nigeria in PIB, but very humiliating and insulting, and inhumanity.
“If we allow this injustice to continue unchallenged, the next generation of Southern Nigeria will stone us to death at old age,” he stressed.
“With PIB, the so-called Frontier Exploration of 30% to communities where oil pipelines pass to the North, President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration have justified calls for self-determination in Igbo land and Western Nigeria.
“The International Community should know that this ‘Frontier Exploration’ clause is an injustice against the people of the Southern region and one of the reasons for the agitation of Biafra by the MASSOB, IPOB, MOBIN, EASTERN PEOPLES CONGRESS (EPC), ZONIST, BIAFRA NATIONAL COUNCIL, BIM and other self-determination groups.
“Those who advocate for Nigeria’s peace and unity should rally round to expunge the clause of ‘Frontier Exploration’ 30% to communities in the North or be ready to endanger the fragile unity in Nigeria”.
“Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere, I therefore, call on the millions of progressive youths of (Niger Delta) oil producing state in Southern Nigeria to rise up to the occasion of their natural responsibility to resist by every strategical and tactical means against the legalization of broad day-light fraud, criminality and injustice by President Muhammadu Buhari led federal Government Administration, on this deliberate Orchestrated executive cum legislative conspiracy to give out our mineral endowment to Northern non oil producing community,” Igboayaka concluded.
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