The Movement for the Survival of Izon Ethnic Nationality in the Niger Delta( MOSIEND), has commended the Rivers State Governor, Barr. Nyesom Wike, on the commissioning ceremony of the newly constructed hostel blocks and the 1,500 seat auditorium of the Yenagoa law school campus.
The group noted that by this gesture, the governor has once again proved himself to be a man who matches his words with action.
Recalled that Governor Wike, made a pledge on 29th August, 29, 2020 and nine months down the line, he has fully redeemed his pledge to build a 900 students hostel and the 1500 capacity auditorium.
Speaking on behalf of the National President, the Chairman MOSIEND, Central Zone, Comrade Taribolou Ogboriyo, noted that the revival of Mosiend was to raise the level of clamour for purposeful infrastructural and human capital development of our people and Niger Deltan as a whole.
” MOSIED fully shares the ideals of Governor Wike who has developed infrastructure to a point where he is nicknamed Mr Project and we can all attest to the fact that Governor Wike’s drive for developmental projects knows no bound as he has crisscrossed into his sister state in Bayelsa to showcase the importance he attached to education in the Niger Delta.
He continued that, “in so doing, MOSIEND is using this auspicious occasion to whisper with both our Elders council, National and Zonal leadership and have already come to firm conclusion that Your Excellency has naturally distinguished yourself as the spokesman of the Niger Delta, similar to the hard work the Governor has put in place, that earned him the Mr Project title.
” Accordingly, Mosiend is consulting with other ethnic nationalities on the need to confer a befitting title on him in order to fully establish and authenticate his natural emergence as the voice for the Niger Delta”.
On the NDDC board issue that is hitting up the Polity and threatening to conflagrate the entire Niger Delta, MOSIEND stated that Constitution of the board of NDDC is not the sole responsibility of the Minister of the Niger Delta but that of the President.
” The importance of the appointment cannot be over emphasized, as it is the only prescribed legal body that can always be held accountable by the people of the Niger Delta.
” Furthermore the Mosiend Zonal Chairman said that the NDDC Act Part III Section 11(1) also prescribed a Standing Committee made up of the Governors of the NDDC States, known as the Advisory Committee whose appointment and functions is statutory and beyond the powers of the President.
” As a matter of fact Section 11(3) states in part: “The Advisory Committee is charged with advising the Board and Monitoring the activities of the Commission, with a view to achieving the objectives of the Commission.
” This section is the key to the expected success story of the NDDC. It has therefore become very necessary to appeal to His Excellency to, without delay, liaise with the South South Governor’s forum chairman to constitute a delegation to once again, to visit Mr President to impress it on him to constitute the Board so that the Governors can also play their role on the NDDC in ensuring that functions lawfully.
” The law requires the Governors to advise and monitor the Board and NOT a sole Administrator. The people of the Niger Delta will henceforth, not allow politicians to toy with the development of the area.
Comrade Ogboriyo while extending a hands of fellowship to His Excellency also craved his indulgence to grant audience to the leadership of MOSIEND Eastern Zone which is domiciled in Rivers State and the National Executive headed by a Rivers indigene for purposes of working out areas of cooperation on the issue of security.
” MOSIEND is very much concerned about the activities of IPOB and would want to duly synergize with the Governor to root out criminality and work to checkmating the expansionist tendency of IPOB in the Niger Delta and nip in the bud the increasing nationwide insecurity from creeping into the state.
“We are really looking forward to key into your positive drive towards having a peaceful and egalitarian society.
“We pray God to bless you and continue to prosper your administration. It is our desire to work with you and support your administration, and your Excellency, don’t hesitate to call on us whenever our assistance is needed,” he concluded.