PROPOSED OIL RIVERS STATE: Adventurism of Ijaw Renegates Into Akwa Ibom State 1

10 Sep

GlobalVille News

By Dr Tom Mbeke-Ekanem
Part I
Oil Spill in the Niger Delta
The damage to Akwa Ibom would have been worse than what the Japanese suffered during the 2011 Tsunami that was triggered by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake. On Thursday, August 21, 2014, the National Conference inaugurated on March 17, 2014 came to an end with the submission of the Conference report to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. In its final report, the Conference recommended the creation of 18 additional states which will increase the number of states in the country to 54, four more than United States.
Among the proposed new states is Oil Rivers State. In the final report on page 708, it is stated that the Oil Rivers State will be created from Rivers and Akwa Ibom States. The inclusion of Akwa Ibom State in the proposed Oil Rivers when it was not discussed at the Conference was a shocker to the Akwa Ibom delegates…

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