The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, have reiterated their call for a restructuring of the country to include resource control.
IYC President, worldwide, Pereotubo Roland Oweilaemi, Esq and Chief Sunny Onuesoke in separate statements made available to journalists in Warri on Saturday insisted that with the news of illegal mining activities in the North rife, it was time to restructure the control for each state to harness and control its resources.
“With the rather surprising news of illegal mining activities in the Northern part of the Country where powerful individuals are allowed to tap the natural resources in their domains, IYC is calling on the Federal Government to commence the amendment of the Constitution by allowing States to harness and control the resources in their domains.
“This call is becoming imperative due to the fact that Niger Delta people want to control the resources in their lands since solid minerals in the North are now reduced to individual ownership in spite of the enabling laws in the country vesting ownership of natural resources in the Federal Government,” IYC President noted.
(SOURCE – TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER)