Oil products sabotage will continue in the Niger Delta until what belongs to Caesar is given to Caesar. The Nigerian state has stolen far more from the Niger Delta. The beginning of the beginning will yet again, begin. GEJ or no GEJ.
The only question we have now is, why are they complaining now? Less oil is being taken now than in the previous years where almost all Northern generals had a bunkering vessel in the Niger Delta.
While the pace of infrastructural development continues across the country, construction work on the East-West Road has been halted. Abuja continues to enjoy 24 hour infrastructure upgrade. Billions of naira is beng doled out to critical projects in Northern Nigeria while the Niger Delta, which provides the resources that oil the continued existence of the Niger Delta continues to be ignored.
Fast rail projects have been awarded in Northern Nigeria and are almost nearing completion. Yet the Lagos-Calabar rail link is yet to get off the ground. The Niger Delta Coastal road has been literally abandoned.
This is unacceptable.
Northerners own more than 90% of the private oil blocs in the Niger Delta. Show me one Niger Deltan who owns even a ground nut farm in the North. Atiku Abubakar has a multi-billion naira oil, gas and logistics business in Port Harcourt and some other parts of the Niger Delta. Show me one Niger Deltan or Southern Nigerian with a billion naira business in the North.
Yet, those people fought to keep Jonathan away from power. Time will tell. The next wave of insurgence in the Niger Delta will come like a tsunami.
It will not be long.