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Revolution in N'Delta as Isoko Youths protest environmental degradation


 The leadership of the Isoko Youth Agenda, IYA, has again raised an alarm over the damage done to their eco-system for the past fifty years of oil exploration and activities in the region without any infrastructure to compensate the natives.

The cry was made to the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC by Comrade Sebastine Agbefe who spoke to newsmen in Warri, Delta State after the Stakeholders’ Consultative meeting organized by the NDDC.

While speaking, he drew attention to the damage of the region eco-system since oil was first discovered in 1956 when oil was first discovered in olobiri.

His words:“It is of urgent importance that a  specialist hospitals with state of the art facilities be built at strategic locations in the region to tackle health issues like cancer and chronic lung diseases caused by the continuous pollution of our environment due to oil exploration.

Continuing, he said, “for over five decades since exploration commenced in Uzere in Isoko South local government area  of Delta State, the Isoko people have  to travel to the Western part of Nigeria or overseas to be able to access hospitals that can take care of the peculiar ailments they suffer, and those who cannot afford the heavy cost of travelling for such treatments, die slowly. The Isoko nation will gladly provide NDDC with land  and  the needed corporation for such facility to be sited in the isoko territory.''

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