Blame South-South governors for lack of development in Niger Delta – Attah

Erstwhile Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, has admonished the people of the region not to blame the Federal Government entirely for the lack of development in the region.


He said governors of the South-South should also be held responsible.

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Attah gave the advice Wednesday during a meeting of elders and opinion leaders of the South-South, organised by South South Consolidated Forum, SFC, in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital.

He said: “We like to blame the Federal Government for the problems of the South-South when in actual fact we have not gotten a fair deal from our governors.

“What have the governors done with the 13 per cent derivation for the South-South?”

He emphasised that the grievances of the region would be better channelled if the various groups in the zone speak with one voice.

He stressed that with one voice, the pains and cries of the South South will certainly be heard.

The former governor also berated the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, emphasising that provision of school furniture and digging of boreholes are not activities that will change the fortunes of the region.



  1. Mr Attah, I salute your courage and frankness. Those who have mismanaged the resources of the South South region will not like the boldness and frankness of the former governor
    Let people of conscience and uprightness begin to ask our political elites questions on matters germane to the people.

  2. Do not mind this man. He is one of those to be blamed. His state only felt the impact of government when Akpabio became governor of the state.

  3. Those south south governors together with some thugs like Asari, Tompolo and others have enough money to develop Niger Delta and to train those misguided militants

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