The South-South Governor forum has made a seven-point demand to the federal government clearly stating that the excuse of insecurity by the multinationals for not relocating to the South-South region is not tenable.
This was stressed at the Presidential meeting with leaders of the South-South region in Port Harcourt led by the Chief of Staff to the President, Ambassador Ibrahim Gambari with the six Governors and leaders in the zone on a common position made the following demands through Chairman of South-South Governor’s Forum, Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa, which includes:
*Immediate relocation of headquarters of oil multinationals to their operational bases in the South-South region.
*Immediate relocation of government-owned oil subsidiaries from Lagos and Abuja to the South-South region.
*Immediate completion of East-West road under construction.
*Immediate privatisation of the two refineries in Port Harcourt and the one in Warri for effectiveness.
*Call for release of all funds due to NDDC and that henceforth, all NDDC projects MUST be done in consultation with State Governors.
*Reactivation of seaports in Calabar, Port Harcourt and Warri. Then, the Lagos to Calabar railing.
*True federalism, resource control, fair revenue sharing and State Police, the best ingredients to achieving a better Nigeria.