Confab: Igbo Group Backs 50% Derivation, Warns North Against Taking South For Granted

DELEGATES DURING THE HEATED DEBATE ON THE CONTROVERSIAL REVENUE SHARING FORMULA AT THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN ABUJA THURSDAY
DELEGATES DURING THE HEATED DEBATE ON THE CONTROVERSIAL REVENUE SHARING FORMULA AT THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN ABUJA THURSDAY

An Igbo group, Ndigbo Unity Forum, NUF, has thrown its weight behind the agitation for the adoption of 50 percent derivation for revenue coming from oil.

The President of the forum, Mr. Augustine Chukwudum, who spoke on Saturday, said anything short of 50 per cent would be acceptable.

He was reacting to the deadlock in deliberations on the contentious issue of derivation at the ongoing National Conference.

While most of the delegates, especially those from the South-South, with support from some of their counterparts from the South-East and South-West were agitating for increase in the 13 per cent derivation currently being enjoyed by the zone, others, especially those from the North-West and North-East, said the status quo must be maintained.

But the NUF president proposed a way out of the current logjam thus: “And the derivation should be shared this way, 20 percent for host states; 20 per cent for oil producing local government areas; and 10 percent for oil producing communities”.

Chukwudum berated the North for trying to stall deliberations on derivation and warned them against thinking that Nigeria was their personal estate.

Urging those opposed to derivation to take a trip to the Niger Delta to appreciate the level of destruction and degradation oil exploration has caused, Chukwudum warned the North to stop taking the South for granted.

“Let the North explore resources available to them like zinc, diamond, iron ore and many others and claim their derivation”, he added.

13 Comments

  • A nation of lazy bones. Every one is scrambling to grab from his neighbour to add to his own. No one wants to go out and till the soil and bring the fruits to the table. Wither Nigeria? Pity this nation. Chief Pat Okupa

  • Let the north explore the resources available to them..
    Nigeria is never and will never be their country cake.

    Foolish people

  • u guys should balkanise this country and stop this money mongering.the country’s problems has gone beyond repire as we don’t have the same idiology,we are not meant to one nation,just as israel can never be one nation with egypt.the norths are evil they should go and build their sharia nation.i can see that u elders are self centered and opposers of truth that is why u are following the footstep of a man sent by devil to amalgamate us against our wish! and am telling people that time will come when u politicians no longer have a secured place for ur useless meetings even ur houses if u refuse to trace back to Gods will which is freedom.we can’t allow to be in a country where xtians are not allowed to build a church or worship in verious places in the north and where xtians are treated like a stranger in the their own country.the only thing that unite us here is when it comes to do with sharing of the oil revenue from the southern land,which if it is the northern land they would have sent us packing nonsence!.

  • Wow! Heated Debate! If u aint Educated u ar a shit in this Bitch! Beta be…..I bet u’ll understand The Nigerian pOlitics. But 4 now u guys ar fuckin Ignorant

  • Jaydon don and emeka are the two must stupid,foolish,illitrate,evil-minded monkeys ever lived in this country,tell your brainless people to leave the north and come back home,who do you think is doing all these destructions?You people or the northerners?Wake-up people cos it‘s coming your way,we don‘t wanna be with brainless animals also,surprisingly you people are now abusing the hands that are feeding you and prostitute mothers.Let each and every single igbo man come back and stay in his land if they can,they can never come back home cos the north is far better for them than this chicken hall,shut your dirty mouths up,can you prove all these you‘ve said?Can you mr monkey emeka?

  • Moslems and Christians are two different set,northern leaders should stop being a coward and go becos the South never wanted almagamation from the beginning

  • Mavrek u’re a bushman !!! Evolve and grow-up !!! Fools of like u are the kinds that fan the fire of slavery and bloodsheding. You claim to e literate, but your comment is giving me a hell of a hard time to read, poor punctuation and spacing. Devil calling angel names…….DIRTY PIG !!!

  • Mavrek, make your point,and quit castigating personalities, if you knw what that means.Hatred will continue to blossom in nigeria, though that’s the aim of the confab, since it’s delagates are based on geographical,religious,political and ethnical division(the urstoffs of our abysmal abasement).These diseases that plague this country are asked to find our solution?How Ironic.How can you foster unity by promoting division?either Our leaders never understood what ‘strenghth in diversity’ meant,Or they had all ulterior motive

  • Mavrek are you a human bein? You are a cow what do you know in this life? Cow don’t know anything in this life the northerners are all cows.Mavrek you are driving the igbo people from that dirty north you people that dön’t even live in a house,you sleep outside,under flyovers like cows.We the south south people will soon drive you people back to your sahara.Stupid mavrek.

  • mavrek U AR A STUPID AND IDIOTIC COWARD. IF NOT BCOS OF D IGBOS DEVELOPMENTS WOULD HAV ELUDED U COWS DAT LIV IN D BUSH. CANT U NORTHERNERS MINE D LEED IN ZAMFARA AND ENJOY 13% OR 50% DERIVATION OR FULL RESOURCE CONTROL? PLS NORTH LIBERATE URSELVES FROM D SOUTH. AM BACKING FULL RESOURCE CONTROL. COWARDS.

  • I wonder who is stopping the division of this country.These Igbos are an ungrateful lot.You don’t have to abuse us.Just pack your things and your prostituting sisters and mothers from our land and go back to the East.We don’t need you,it is you who need us.Just leave and let us live.Shikenan.

  • NINO U AR A BASTARD. D IGBOS WANT SEPERATION,D YORUBAS WANT REGIONAL AUTHONOMY, NIGER DELTANS WANT RESOURCE CONTROL. ALL DIS D USLES NORTHERNELDES AND HAUSA POLITICIANS OPPOSE. Y? WE WANT SEPARATION.

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