Rivers governor, Nyesom Wike says oil communities needs to get not less than 10 per cent in the PIB.
Governor Wike made the call when members of the National Assembly committee on PIB led paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House in Port Harcourt.
He said it was necessary that the bill specified, in clear terms, developmental projects that the allotted fund should be spent on, to actualise the goal and demands of the host communities.
The governor said that oil-bearing communities have suffered loss of livelihood due to the activities of international oil companies (IOCs).
“It is unfortunate that people produce oil but live in poverty. I believe that the PIB committee will make recommendations of how certain per cent must be given to the host communities.
“There are issues of education and health, so don’t just say 10 per cent to the oil host communities, it must be tied to specific projects so that whoever is in charge will take note of them,” he said.
Governor Nyesom Wike also decried the effect of the activities of some multinationals on the environmental and aquatic lives in the state
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