Despite the fact that the Niger Delta is blessed with crude oil, which is the life wire of the country's economy, there is still a heavy presence of poverty and neglect in the region.
What ought to be a blessing to the Niger Delta can now be seen as the greatest challenge of the state as the production of crude oil has caused oil spillages which have rendered aquatic life and agricultural sector almost extinct.
The challenge does not just stop there, added to that is the constant pollution of water and air that the people have to daily battle with.
Recent report shows the pathetic story of Kokodiagbene primary school in the state where a dirty well serves as their only source of water.
A boy who was recently spotted at the well said that the well serves as not just there only source of water, but that they rely on it to bathe too.
Over the years, the federal government has tried to step into the situation by creating the Ministry of the Niger Delta Affairs.
It should be noted also that a major part of the region's cause for underdevelopment is the alleged corrupt nature of their government officials who ought to use the state's allocation to help the people.
A report by the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) shows that the state is the one of the first three state earners of the federal government allocation.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Ohanaeze Ndigbo revealed its intention to investigate the ownership of all oil blocks in Niger Delta.
In a statement by the deputy publicity secretary of the group, Chuks Ibegbu, the apex pan Igbo organisation said the investigation will be done to ensure that no part of the country dominates the sector.
It said it would also collect data on all positions and their distributions in all federal ministries, agencies and parastatals with a view to ensuring fair distribution to all parts of the country.
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