Wednesday, 11 March 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Some northern leaders are angry because of Nigeria census politics & most of their oil wells expire in 2016

When I heard this a few days ago, I thought it was enlightening, so I decided to do a little historical research which backed up what an anonymous highly place government insider mentioned.

If you are Nigerian, do you know who own most of the oil wells the country is blessed with?

A report on The Punch in 2013 shows an interview with a senator who listed some of the owners of these oil blocs.

It is also not news that majority of these oil wells' operating licences would expire next year, 2016.

We are also reliably informed from government insiders that next year's census is a cause of concern for many Nigerian leaders. In 2013, the National Chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC), Chief Festus Odimegwu shook things up when he said in an interview with journalists in Abuja, that the country had not had any credible census since 1863! Check here.

Blaming the irregularity on distortion and falsification of figures for selfish and political reasons by politicians, in his words: “No census has been credible in Nigeria since 1863. Even the one conducted in 2006 is not credible. I have the records and evidence produced by scholars and professors of repute. This is not my report. If the current laws are not amended, the planned 2016 census will not succeed.”