We Have not Fixed an Ogoni Congress for Saturday, October 15 - MOSOP

The President of MOSOP, Comrade Legborsi Saro Pyagbara has debunked rumors of an Ogoni congress billed for Saturday, October 15, 2016.

Speaking in his office in Port Harcourt today, The President of The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) Comrade Legborsi Pyagbara said the rumored announcement calling for an Ogoni congress on Saturday, October 15, 2016 did not emanate from him or MOSOP and called on the general public to discountenance such rumors as MOSOP has not scheduled a congress for October 15(tomorrow).

In a related development, The MOSOP President has urged Ogoni youths to shun violence and continue to work in the best interest of the Ogoni.

Addressing members of The National Youth Council of Ogoni People (Nyokuru Chapter) in his office today, Pyagbara noted that peace was necessary for the smooth implementation of the Ogoni UNEP report which is currently a priority of the Ogoni people.

Reverse the Resource Curse: Getting to Peace in Nigeria

For the past few years, acts of violence by the Islamic fundamentalist sect Boko Haram have been the predominate focus of American media coverage on Nigeria. What has flown under the American media’s radar, however, is the resurgence of ethnic militant groups in Nigeria’s largest oil producing region, the Niger River Delta. Many of these groups, such as the newly formed Niger Delta Avengers, have launched large-scale attacks on commercial pipelines and oil platforms. Most notably, one of these offensives managed to force Chevron to close an offshore platform back in May. These groups thus pose a significant threat to both public and private regional interests, the majority of which are vested in the oil industry.