Group urges national dialogue committee to resolve derivation issue


A socio-political organization, Uncommon Transformation Continuity Coalition of Nigeria, UTCCN, has asked the National Dialogue Committee to come out with measures that will help the country resolve its oil, political, and religious crises.

The national president of the group, Ita Udoh, said this on Monday in a statement issued in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital and made available to journalists.

Udoh said that “Oil and Religion are going to be the major issues of the Conference,” even as he praised President Goodluck Jonathan, for setting up the National Dialogue committee.

He said the dialogue will be an opportunity to address the myriad of problems the country is facing. “He said that the challenges, which minorities of the Niger Delta region and the old Benue Plateau are facing, will be resolved through the dialogue,” he said.

He advised traditional rulers, political activists, elites, youth and women from the Niger Delta region to take active part in the proposed conference, stating that the Conference will give birth to a New Nigeria with a New Constitution which majority of Nigerians had longed for.

He called on the Niger Delta governors to order the printing and circulation of Federal Constitutions of 1954, 1957 and 1963 for citizens of the region to study and acquaint themselves with the provisions in the constitutions, particularly the aspects that provides for resource control by the regions.

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