House of Reps minority leader Leo Ogor who represents Isoko federal constituency (Delta State) has described the discovery of oil in the Niger Delta region as a curse.
He said rather than enjoy, the people of the region are suffering from environmental hazard as they drink polluted water and eat polluted fish because of oil exploration.
On the advantage of the passage of the PIB to the Niger Delta region, he said: “f you are going to look at it from the fact that I am from the Niger Delta and address it at that particular position, I will probably tell you let the PIB should die because the oil is not a blessing to my people rather than a curse.”
“But because of the general interest of the Nigerian people, we will take a holistic analysis of it and make sure we pass it. My people are the ones suffering from the environmental hazard, they drink the polluted water, eat the polluted fish and what are the benefits?
“They end up being treated like second class citizens in their own country with insults. But nevertheless, we definitely will not want to look at the subject matter of today.”
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