Group of ex-militants under the auspices of Niger Delta Grassroot Frontiers (NDGF) has called on the National House of Assembly to approve the budget presented before them by Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) or risk more protests in the region.
The group made this call yesterday in Port Harcourt while protesting the delay of the approval of the 2013 NDDC budget.
Comrade Abdulaziz Ejekwu who led the protest said the youths are unhappy because the yet to be approve budget would turn around the development in the region and create more jobs for the youths in the area if approved.
Comrade Ejekwu said: “We want the NDDC budget to be approved without further delay, this is because it will empower the youths and further sustain the relative peace that has been enjoyed in the region. To be frank, we are not happy over the delay of the budget.
“We are not taking this lightly; the youths are ready for more protest if the National House of Assembly failed to consider our request. We are committed to making NDDC succeed in its developmental programmes in the region.”
The group however thanked the security agents for restoring peace in the region, promising to always support any peaceful demonstration and projects that can impart positively on the people of the Niger Delta.
From Obiajunwo Paul, Port Harcourt