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Signing of the Niger Delta charter on resource control commences

The Niger Delta Congress (NDC) is forging ahead with its demand for self-determination and insistence that oil and other natural resources be controlled by the people

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The NDC has confirmed that the signing of the Niger Delta Peoples Charter will start on Monday November 1, 2021.

Ovunda Eni, the spokesman, made the announcement in a statement on Tuesday.

The coalition of regional bodies put all the ethnic nationalities of the six states in the South-South on notice.

Eni recalled the conference held on October 8 at the Ijaw House Complex in Yenegoa, the Bayelsa capital.

He explained that the draft copy of the Niger Delta Peoples Charter was unanimously adopted as a working document.

The NDC has now concluded the harmonisation process of all recommendations forwarded to the secretariat.

“It is our firm belief that this Charter will lay the foundation for the processes that will birth a new future”, Eni noted.

The NDC said the aim was to unite the people “towards achieving shared hopes and aspirations of resource control and self-determination”.

The body charged the people not to be fazed by insecurity and other challenges in Nigeria.

The statement told them to anticipate the arrival of the Charter in their communities and actively take part in the mass signing.

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