• ‘It’s distortion of Nigeria’s federalism’
Following its earlier condemnation by different groups and individuals, the Ijaw Nations Development Group (INDG) has condemned the reintroduction of the National Water Resources Bill in the National Assembly, vowing to resist it vehemently.
The INDG described the bill as not only provocative, but also a complete distortion of Nigeria’s federalism, insisting that reintroduction of the bill was the height of insensitivity to the plight of ordinary Nigerians.
Ijaw stakeholders, who stated this yesterday during a virtual meeting attended by over 100 participants, lamented that the Federal Government sent the bill to the National Assembly without engaging the states and peoples that are the direct stakeholders, but only acknowledged them as footnotes.
Keynote speaker at the meeting, Anthony George-Ikoli (SAN), described the bill as a deleterious agenda.
“Taking a critical look at the National Water Resources Bill 2020,…
Source: Guardian Newspaper