Lagos — The Federal Government had been urged not to allow creation of the Ministry of Niger Delta to distract it from monitoring federal allocation given to states in the region, to ensure they are well utilised.
A group, Delta State Concern Citizens Forum (DSCCF), who noted this, also condemned Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan's performance, describing it as lack-lustre.
A member of the group, Mr Henry Ojogho, called on Uduaghan to give account of how he has executed his three-point agenda and present his score-card to the people, adding that the people would like to know what his administration has done in the area of road construction, job creation, health-care delivery, especially for the aged among others.
Ojogho, an Isoko indigenem urged Udughan to erase the memory the people had of previous administration, " a period when state resources were frivolously carted away. He should prove to the people that he was ready to give them a good deal for their votes," He said.
He advised states in the region to to set up training programmes for youths as divers, and get them involved in oil exploration, which would be a direct government project, in collaboration with indigenous and foreign partners.