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Uduaghan decries injustice in Niger Delta

| March 2, 2013 More

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DELTA State governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, has lent his voice to the injustice being meted out on the people of the Niger Delta region, saying the region has yet to obtain justice and fairness among the regional groupings in the Nigerian project.

On her part, Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, called on all Nigerians to be committed to working for the country to achieve greatness.

Speaking at the Silverbird “Man of the Year 2012” award, held Thursday night in Lagos, Governor Uduaghan said it was unfortunate that decades after a Niger Delta activist, Isaac Adaka Boro, brought the injustice being suffered by the people of the Niger Delta region to the consciousness of the world, the situation was yet to be resolved.

Uduaghan, who was delighted by the awards which went to two Deltans, prayed that the award would lead to the entrenchment of justice and fairness in the oil-rich region.

Among the awardees were Dr Okonjo-Iweala, who bagged the ‘Man of the Year’ award and Chief Newton Jibunor who was rewarded for his crusade against desertification in Africa.

Others recipients included Chief Emeka Anyaoku and Sergeant Y. Georgeta, a traffic officer with the Nigeria Police, while post-humus awards went to late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, late political icon, Mallam Aminu Kano, and Niger Delta activist, Major Isaac Adaka Boro.

In attendance at the award ceremony were also the governors of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi; Kano State, Rabiu Kwakwanso, Bauchi State, Alhaji Isa Yaguda; representatives of some state governors, Professor Pat Utomi, among others.

Category: Bauchi State News

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