The Movement for the Survival of Ijaw (Izon) Ethnic Nationality in the Niger Delta, (Central Zone) has come against the Governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri over the approval of a N17bn loan request.
The association is not in support of the Bayelsa State Assembly decision in granting the loan request on Thursday with the aim of funding the governor’s policies and among others.
The zonal chairman of MOSIEND, Taribolou Ogboriyo, on Monday described the decision as non interest of the people and ill-timed.
Ogboriyo said,“First of all, we are very displeased over the actions of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly for approving the loan of N17 billion which was requested by Governor Douye Diri for reasons best known to them.
“MOSIEND frowns on the development because it was ill-timed and not in the interest of the people of the state. We want to put it on record that the Bayelsa State House of Assembly is to blame for the indebtedness of Bayelsa, because they always approve every executive bill sent to the House.
“Since the prosperity government came on board, we have not seen any sign of development except the minor work going on at Tombia Junction, and several monies have come into the state within this period of nine months that this government came into power, yet, this has not translated into development.”
Bayelsa was classified among the top five poorest states in Nigeria.