By Simeon Nwakaudu
For many decades, the struggle for resource control for the overall development of the Niger Delta has been a top priority. Leaders over the years adopted several methods to ensure that Niger Delta oil resources were deployed for the benefit of the people. These methods have had varying degrees of success.
Dr. Mrs Seinye O. B. Lulu-Briggs, widow of High Chief Dr. O. B. Lulu-Briggs has responded to the alleged cancellation of her husband's January 25, 2020 burial date which was announced by her son Dumo and the family Chiefs last month. She believes that the burial is still achievable because the pre-conditions which the Ghana High Court ordered Dumo to fulfill before by the release of his father's body for burial by the Ghanaian police and the mortuary are not difficult. She clarifies that she was not ordered to release the body of her husband as Dumo falsely claims in the media. The order according to her and as contained in the judgement of the High Court of Ghana was directed at both the Ghanaian Police and the mortuary who have custody of the body.
The latest statement by Dumo Lulu-Briggs that his stepmother has buried his father in March 2019 smacks of the grandest bout of self-induced confusion if not blatant and misleading mischief. High Chief Dr. O. B. Lulu-Briggs, one of the greatest philanthropist Nigeria has seen, who was so kind that he refused to reveal the inadequacies and sheer wickedness of his three eldest sons, truly does not deserve the treatment he is receiving from them.
Since 2015, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has established a process of performance, projects and service delivery that has lifted the state to an enviable level. Through diligent implementation of annual budgets, Governor Wike has redefined governance in Rivers State and placed the State on a platform of developmental progression.
Four and half years ago, we initiated the NEW RIVERS VISION development blueprint to transform our State and create a cohesive, united, peaceful, resilient, secure and prosperous society.