Minister of Transport and former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi has said that immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan, clearly turned his deaf ears to the plight of the Ogoni people and the Niger Delta in general.
Amaechi, who in his address at the flag-off of the implementation of the UNEP report on Ogoniland acknowledged the presence of his successor, Nyesom Wike, lamented that he did everything within his power as a governor to make Jonathan implement the UNEP report on Ogoniland.
He said, “We did everything possible as a sitting government to make the president implement the UNEP report, everything. But the report was not implemented after all.”
Amaechi noted that the 1b dollar clean up exercise would create jobs for the people of the region.
He, however, thanked the President Buhari -led administration for coming to the aid of the Ogoni people and for fulfilling part of his campaign promises of cleaning up the region. Source: Daily Post.
Opinion: Very unfortunate that Ex President Goodluck Jonathan turned deaf ears to the plight of his people. He did that to many projects all over the country. Only few cronies benefited from his government. Ogoni cleaning up exercise appears to be the first major contract of this government. Co-incidentally the project is located at the same region of the past President, and also the zone of the current Niger Delta Avengers, that are busy blowing up oil pipelines. Thus they are polluting their environments while President Buhari is cleaning it up.
C.V.Akuta Media UK.