Niger Delta ex-militant, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo said the failure of government to create an enabling environment for Nigerians begot a situation in which the average person is a government on his own.
Tompolo’s view was contained in a statement he released on Friday on the non- constitution of the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), which is causing ripples in the region.
He said government is so irresponsible that Nigerians have no choice but to step into the breach.
The statement read in part: “The average Nigerian citizen is a government of his or her own as the citizens provide everything for themselves today.
“The government is unfair to a greater number of its citizens. The Nigerian Government must create an enabling environment for the citizens to live a prosperous and peaceful life.
“Multinational oil companies operating in the Niger Delta region are not left out in the troubles of the region.
“They are clearly part of the conspiracy in the marginalization of the region. They must perform their statutory obligations to the people of the region by promptly delivering corporate social responsibility to the people.
“Most of the companies are operating under the cover of the Nigerian Military, which has further exacerbated the relationship between Multinationals and their host communities. They must do their business in a most friendly atmosphere, and not set neighbouring host communities against one another.”