Governor Udom Emmanuel decries deprivation of South-South states of revenue

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Emmanuel Udom

Governor Udom Emmanuel has decried the deprivation of the South-south states of revenue due to them through the current alleged subsidy regime and the worsening economic situation in the country.

Emmanuel who spoke at a meeting of South-South zonal executive committee of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, on Thursday at the Government House, Uyo, wondered why 72 dollars per barrel crude oil price, payment of salaries and wages still constitute difficulty in the country.

He said with limited pipelines to distribute the product to every part of the country and the poor road network across Nigeria, it was surprising that the country allegedly evacuates 93 million litres of petroleum products every day.

The governor who stressed that Nigeria’s problem was not about political party but lack of sincerity on the part of those in leadership, commended the zonal EXCO for winning the trust of the party faithful to run the affairs of PDP in the South-south zone.