The Particular Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Sen Ita Enang has referred to as for an finish to switch of 13% derivations to State governors.
He famous that the funds needs to be utilized on to host communities, as he accused governors of Niger Delta of diverting the funds for personal jets and opulent vehicles.
Enang made the suggestions whereas receiving members of the Host Communities of Nigeria, HOSCON in his workplace on Wednesday.
The 13% derivation is the funds given as compensation to mineral sources producing states.
Enang acknowledged that the diversion of the funds is the principle motive host communities are vandalizing oil infrastructure.
He added that governors within the Niger Delta ought to solely be given the traditional federal allocation, whereas the 13% derivation needs to be utilized on to develop the oil producing communities.
“Will probably be inappropriate for the state governors to take the 13 per cent derivation cash and apply it just for both constructing new governor’s lodge, shopping for personal plane, growing the variety of automobiles of their convoys or doing some other factor, that are typically obscene, making the oil-producing communities offended and forcing them to disrupt crude oil and gasoline manufacturing,” he stated.
He added that “since we have now seen the best way the governors had utilised the 13 per cent derivation fund, I feel it’s time we return and obey the provisions of the structure and trigger that these monies be used for the event of oil and gasoline producing communities straight for his or her improvement, in order that this affliction can be arrested.”