A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ossai N. Ossai, representing Ndokwa/Ukwani Constituency of Delta State has said that if the issue of stepping down electricity for Ndokwa land is not aggressively pursued to its logical conclusion, agitations from the youths of the community may not be contained for long and can have dire consequences.
Hon. Ossai spoke to journalists during the inauguration of the Abuja chapter of Ndokwa Neku Union with the theme “The New Agenda For The Development of Ndokwa and The Challenges of Leadership”.
The lawmaker said that since 2005, there have been agitations from the people of the community who have not benefited from the electricity which is generated in the area and supplied to the national grid and has not trickled down to the people.
“The issue that bothers my constituency is that of the IPP. The youths have been agitating since 2005; then I was in the House of Assembly as the Leader of the House. We intervened to be able to calm the youths; that was in April. Then President Obasanjo gave a directive that AGIP and NNPC should step down the electricity to the people in line with the EIA report signed in 2002 and 2003”, he said.