Tuesday, May 24, 2016 10:35 am
*Group says he is irresponsible wasting ‘Niger Delta money’
Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide has reacted angrily to the reported donation of N4. 2 billion naira to an American university by billionaire Mohammed Indimi, who they described as a Niger Delta made billionaire.
The group described Indimi’s donation to University of Lynn in Florida, as irresponsible and a ‘global waste of Niger Delta resources’.
Eric Omare, the spokesman of IYC worldwide said : “It is sad and provocative that Mr. Mohammed Indimi who operates in different parts of the Niger Delta region and has failed woefully in his corporate social responsibility to the host communities could donate such a whopping amount of money to a private institution in far away America whereas the communities and people hosting his company, Oriental Energy wallow in poverty.
“Mr. Indimi has no single record of contribution to community development in Nigeria, not even in the terrorist ravaged north east.(Fact check: We found at least an instance of Indimi’s philanthropy in Nigeria: Indimi donates to IDPs)
“We state that the money Mr. Indimi wasted in far way America is Niger Delta money and the people of the region must work towards recovery of all their resources in the form of oil blocks awarded to people like Indimi.
IYC called on youths of the Niger Delta region to close ranks and work towards addressing the aged – long injustice of past Nigerian Presidents awarding oil blocks to their friends and relatives while the people of the Niger Delta region wallow in poverty.
Omare said the forthcoming IYC conference of Niger Delta youths on Thursday, the 26th of May, 2016 in Warri, Delta State provides the opportunity to start the journey. Niger Deltans must reclaim their resources.”