FG or Niger Deltans? Nigerians debate who to blame in NDDC saga

Politicians in Nigeria since our independence have struggled with moral decency. This in turn has caused a number of troubling issues.

The oil issues of Southern Nigeria is a perfect example. Not only do the people of the South, particularly Niger Delta, feel cheated off their resources, they are also the ones who have to deal with the environmental problems that comes with mining of oil.

Indigenous residents are therefore displaced, or forced to live in inhabitable conditions. And as a response, they retaliate in harmful and desperate ways. This in itself forces the government to pay attention to their cause and appease them as much as they can.

Enter the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The NDDC was an initiative by the Federal Government of Nigeria whose goal is to pay reparations for the damages drilling of oil causes to the southerners.And for the development of the community as a whole.

Yet a lot of Nigerians, especially those ill informed or kept in the dark were oblivious to this fact. Many people, were unaware that billions of Naira was literally being allocated to this federal agency, to solve the development problems in the South.

However the recent NDDC scandal has shed light on the inner dealings of this organization and has shown Nigerians just how deep in our society corruption runs.

This revelation has stirred a heated debate between Nigerians on Twitter. There are those who believe that southern leaders are the one hurting the southern people. Based on the Numerous corruption scandal that seems to erupt from them.

 

And there are those who believe that Big Government is still the reason for Niger Delta’s woes

 

 

 

 

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