Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, OYC, has warned that the controversial National Water Resource Bill will break up Nigeria and usher in Biafra and Oduduwa Republics.
The organisation said this in a statement signed by its President-General and Secretary General Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro and Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, respectively and forwarded to AUTHENTIC NEWS GIANT.
National Water Resource Bill 2020 seeks to bring all Water Resources, Surfaces, underground, basins, river banks, wherever they exist and adjoining lands, under the control of the Federal Government.
The Statement read in full:
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council had studied diligently the proposed National Water Resource Bill 2020 ,seeking to bring all Water Resources, Surfaces, underground,basins,river banks, wherever they exist and adjoining lands under the control of the federal Government, and Igbo Youths Call for caution, as Federal Government might Undermine the rights of Nigerians in Coastal regions and it will give them credence to Support the realisations of Biafra and Oduduwa Republics.
The timing of the National Water Resource bill 2020 is wrong and will fuel arms struggle and ethnic agitations especially in Coastal regions, this Controversial bill is viewed as obnoxious, draconian and anti people,and Capable of Making Niger Delta Militants see enough reasons to Join Biafra agitators and pick up arms against President Muhammadu Buhari’s Government.
OYC insists that issue of water resources remain a domestic matter and Federal Government should reconsider the implications and resist the temptations of taking over control of Water Resources from State and local Governments.
Nigeria will be doomed if the National Assembly passes the National Water Resource bill 2020 into law, as Federal Government cannot withstand the Consequences this Controversial bill will bring,if they forceful deposed Nigerians in Coastal areas of their rights of Survival especially in fishing and farming, there’ll be Civil Unrest Capable breaking up the Unity of Nigeria.
In Water Resource bill, there are many clauses that are very good, but the clauses people will resist vehemently are the ones that will take away the power of local Governments and State Governments to Federal Government, since the Controversial bill failed before the 8th Assembly, definitely its Dead on Arrival before 9th Assembly because Water is local.