The Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has on Sunday, called on President Muhamamdu Buhari, to look into the re-organisation of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, in the interest of peace, unity, and good governance in the country.
Recall, that the latest NNPC shake-up saw the Northerners appointed into strategic positions of the Corporation, without any single Easterner in a management position.
This was stated in a statement signed by the President General of the pan-Igbo group, John Nnia Nwodo, which was made available to Post-Nigeria. The Ohanaeze boss noted that: “This brazen disregard, marginalisation, and non-compliance with the federal character provisions in our Constitution, are the causes of lack of confidence which our youths have in our present governance structure.”
“As long as President Buhari continues to live out his speech abroad that his government will favour those who voted 97% for him, against those who voted 5% for him, so long will the dissatisfaction and unrest in our polity subsist”, Nwodo warned.
“There is no oil well anywhere in Northern Nigeria. Four of the five States in the South-East have proven oil resources; some of which provide our nation’s revenue, yet our people are not found fit to be adequately represented in a key corporate institution like the NNPC.
“Ohanaeze is therefore, urging the President to revisit this recent reorganisation exercise in NNPC in the name of God, and in the spirit of the ongoing festivity being celebrated in this season, and in the promotion of unity and good governance”, he concluded