Yemi Osinbajo Expected To Visit Edo Today

Just in: Osinbajo to visit Edo state this morning

Just in: Osinbajo to visit Edo state this morning

There was a disruption of the programme when Osinbajo received a telephone call from President Buhari, when the chairman of the Environment Rights Action (ERA) Nnimmo Bassey was on the microphone and he was asked to stop.

However, the programme became chaotic for about 10 minutes when youths of Ijaw communities in Edo State led by ex-militant leader, Henry Binidodogha allias Egbema 1, stormed the venue to express their disappointment over the inability of the acting President to personally visit the communities, rather than "calling us to come and sit in this hall discussing what we don't understand".

Reports say the protesters did not even yield to the pleas of the Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki.

Disclosing the acting President's itinerary, she said, "Governor Obaseki will receive His Excellency, Ag".

Osinbajo made this disclosure during his courtesy visit to the palace of the Benin Monarch, Oba Ewuare II in Benin-City.

The acting President has so far visited Bayelsa, Rivers, Delta, Imo, and Akwa Ibom States respectively.

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Osinbajo said: "That was why we introduced a new way of doing things for the benefit of the oil producing communities".

"Our plan is to ensure that we visit all of the oil producing communities, and just as it was rightly said, we have stationed our helicopters at the airport in order to take us there", he said.

Professor Sogolo, however, cautioned federal government ensure the oil companies comply with the directive, and also see to it that the companies enforce their corporate social responsibilities when they finally move. Osinbajo, for the visit and for rubbing minds with the good people of the state on how best to develop its oil-producing communities.

"I want to thank the Acting President, Prof".

"I can tell you precisely how much has been voted to several communities and there is no sign of development in those areas".

Osinbajo who promised to look into the issues raised by the monarch, added that mechanisms have been put in place to address the Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South African. "Everywhere I look, the story is same, many people have been deprived and corruption has deprived the people of the oil communities of infrastructural development".

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