Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has warned that it would resume hostilities should the 8th National Assembly fail to check the ridiculous salaries and allowances of its members.
“We have observed with disgust, the brazen disregard for the feelings of the change-seeking masses by very selfish members of the eighth National Assembly,” spokesperson of the group, Jomo Gbomo said.
“If the lawmakers refuse to make the necessary adjustments needed to accommodate the needs of the masses and the Niger Delta region, it may lead to the resumption of hostilities and Nigerians should hold the eighth National Assembly responsible should that happen.
“These wicked individuals appropriate to themselves huge and absurd salaries and allowances at the expense of the millions of hapless Nigerians who have not been paid for months their salaries, pensions and other due benefits they deserve.
“The Niger Delta region where the bulk of revenue that sustains the nation comes from, continues to suffer neglect, environmental degradation and lack, made worse by the very corrupt and visionless past government and its cronies, some of who still shamelessly parade themselves on national television and other media platforms as Niger Delta activistsn,” he said.