PIA: Ijaw restates objection to 3% for host communities



By Emma Amaize

IJAW National Congress, INC, the apex pan-Ijaw socio-cultural organisation (Eastern zone) weekend, insisted that the provision of three percent for host communities, classification of host communities as “any area in Nigeria and beyond” and allocation of a whopping 30 percent for exploration of the frontier basin in the Petroleum Industry Act, PIA, 2021 are completely objectionable to the Ijaw ethnic nationality.

The group in a communique by the National President, Prof. Benjamin Okaba, and others, after a town hall meeting, weekend, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, noted that “any area in Nigeria and beyond” described in the PIA could be Niger Republic.

Members of the national executive committee of INC, eastern zonal and clan executive committee members, traditional rulers, and clan heads from the zone, notably, HRM King Bright Fiboinumama, Amanyanabo of Abuloma; HRM King I.N.C. Herbert, Agbanijeka XVIII, Amanyanabo of ancient Billy Kingdon; HRH…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper