Mulade Sheriff’s Propositions On Petroleum Industry Act, PIA – GCFRNG
By Jerome-Mario Utomi
Undoubtedly, we live in a society where the public leader despises the citizenry and sees it as a form of distraction from public policy. Moreover, ours is a community where anger, courage, and endurance come from long-distance citizens taking part. Such a negative perception from public officials anyway, it seems that there will be an end to the conflicting reactions arising in the minds of the heirs , with a recent three per cent contribution, and has now signed a memorandum of understanding with the Petroleum Industry Act, PIA, and a possible sustainable development of crude oil host communities of Nigeria.
That is if the Federal Government can heed the call of development experts, especially the position of Niger Delta supporter and national coordinator of the Center for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ, Chief Sheriff Mulade. Mulade insists that these three per cent funds, if properly managed by HCTF, will focus on environmental issues and oil and gas-related infrastructure production in the host country in the country.
However, he criticized the idea being promoted in part by the Niger Delta Affairs minister or state oil and gas producers that they should manage and manage the three per cent allocation given to the PIA, based on oil and gas. from, and the destructive effects of the oil industry on the host country.
While thanking all those who are working hard to get the PIB passed, Chief Mulade argued that the 13 per cent bailout on the PIA fund is for addressing the issue of environmental development, environment and community infrastructure. oil, emphasizing that the PIA Percentage should manage the funds of the PIA Community Trust Fund as per Section 2 of the PIA, where leaving it under the control of the minister or state governors may result in its ineffectiveness n ‘the same way the 13 per cent ransom has been allocated. to include the state’s oil and gas production community for oil and gas-receptive communities.
Of course, there is something deeply rooted in making Mulade’s situation as new as possible, at the right time and in the right direction. In essence, apart from his warning that if ministers or state governors control three per cent of the budget, it could also be handled well, a sign that Mulade is not alone in this debate. Instead, he still speaks but in a different way the heart / lips of the Niger Deltans, development experts and others involved.
To clarify this fact, a few days after the controversial law was enacted into law, the voice of Comrade Joseph Angodeme Evah, coordinator, Ijaw Monitoring Group, in a telephone chat said the same thing. Evah said: “With 13 percent launch, we are not talking 100 percent as we expect but because we are human, we will continue to talk to our leaders, to make this happen.” work.
He suggested applying General Ibrahim Babangida’s strategy. Babangida used commercial real estate to build Abuja. He and Julius Berger started thirteen percent because Julius Berger couldn’t break it. Julius Berger built Aso rock; Julius Berger built 90 percent of the infrastructure. It was Julius Berger who transferred Abuja to London. So, if he gives the 13 per cent Julius Berger Construction company, you will see that the Niger Delta will switch to London. Not to be outdone Eva, qualifying for Mulade’s music as a foundation is another test the local celebrity released a few months ago during a group-focused discussion in Lagos.
Among other things, he asked: If the regional governors elected by May 1999, are good leaders, if they show interest in their cause, always practice the rule of law, sincerely and their heads lead them. , long-term relationships, meaningful relationships and self-training to achieve results, meanwhile, this region will not wait for the federal government to provide a solution to the real suffering of its citizens.
What steps or efforts have the state governments made since May 1999, when democracy was re-launched in the country, to improve the living conditions of the people? Billions of naira is the governors collecting for the local economy or for the development of the local people’s finances?
Who is to blame? State or federal? However, even though the above statements of the speakers are for any purpose (s), which are considered incorrect, there is still a recent account of why well to show that the leaders of the Niger Delta are a problem.
The report is based on an investigation by the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, from early August 2019 on Response to the needs of the people of the Niger Delta region to bring it back for effective service delivery. A report submitted to the President by the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, and the Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN in Abuja, shows that there are more than 13,000 abandoned jobs in the Niger Delta.
While lamenting that the region has been lagging behind since 1958 despite the government’s continued efforts to create programs and events, Buhari explained that between 2001 and 2019 , The Federal Government has approved three billion, three hundred and seventy-five billion, seven hundred and seventy-six billion, seven hundred and ninety-four cents and ninety-three cents as a budget of two billion, four hundred and twenty, nine hundred and forty, and, eight hundred and ninety-four thousand, one hundred and ninety-one as money from sources and illegal, which provides a total of $ 6 billion to the Niger Delta Development Commission.
He said it was also on record that the massacre of more than 13,777 workers in the oil sector was a major problem. President Buhari said the federal government was also concerned about the depletion of the Niger Delta Development Commission’s 362 bank accounts and the lack of proper account management. From the catalog and description above, I am of the opinion that these are ‘expected signs’ that the federal government will not ignore Mulade’s new call.
- Utomi, program coordinator, Social Advocacy Advocacy (SEJA), Lagos, wrote from: firstname.lastname@example.org