The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) on Tuesday advised the federal government and its international allies to halt the probe of the Malabu oil deal, contending that it was another attempt to persecute the Niger Delta people.
IYC President Udengs Eradiri alleged that the probe of the Malabu oil block deal was a witch-hunt targeted at Chief Dan Etete. He lamented that Mr. Etete was being singled out while other oil blocks awarded under the same bid rounds were not being probed. Mr. Eradiri therefore urged the federal government to extend the probe to cover other oil blocks.
He also condemned the exclusion of the Niger Delta region from the recent oil lifting contracts awarded, adding that the region should be allowed to participate in the oil and gas sector in the interest of equity and fair play.
Mr. Eradiri challenged the government to build a strategy aimed at stabilizing the Niger…
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