Hon. Ossai N. Ossai Addressing the Press at the end of the Session.
The member representing Ndokwa nation in the House of Representatives, Hon. Ossai Nicolas Ossai has urged Ndokwa youths to continue to remain peaceful and law abiding in the state, as they continue their agitation for the step down of power for the entire Ndokwa nation.
The federal legislature made the remark during an interactive session with members of Ndokwa youths and other Ndokwa stakeholders at Umutu, Ukwuani LGA, Delta state, while reacting to the agitation of the youths on the deplorable power situation in the entire Ndokwa nation.
According to Hon. Ossai, the Ndokwa nation has the highest gas deposit in Nigeria, and as such declared total support for the youth’s agitation for the step down of power by building a power plant at Okpai, Ndokwa East LGA.
Speaking further, he said that the situation is even more worse as the people of Ndokwa had never produced a minster of the federal republic, and this makes the area to lack the will power to strongly fight for the case of the step down, because the bill which initially gave the mandate for the stepping down of the plant was sponsored by the executive, but said that as the representative of the people, he will join the youths to champion the fight for the step down.
“And to achieve this according to him, will not by violence, but by peaceful means, and as such you have to remain calm”. He concluded.
Cross Section of Ndokwa People at the Occassion.
Meanwhile, the youths of Ndokwa nation under the Youth arm of Ndokwa Neku Union (NNU), and Pages Group International (PGI), has giving the Agip oil company, the operators of the Okpai Gas plant and the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), a 21 days ultimatum to start the process of stepping down the plant in Ndokwa or they will be forced to close the company, until they give light to the people of the area.
Speaking on behalf of the youth bodies, Comdr. Chukwu Chuks, the leader of PGI, accused the government of Nigeria of negligence, after over 10 years of the decision to step down power in Ndokwa.
“Government had not been loyal to its promise, we will do anything to ensure Ndokwa nation gets electricity”. He said.
He however said that they will go about it in a law abiding manner.